US-led human rights resolution against China could backfire

Posted On: Dec 8, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

US-led human rights resolution against China could backfire

Washington's resolution against China at the UN's rights body is bound to be embarrassing
The United States called on the United Nations Human Rights Council on September 26 to discuss alleged human rights violations in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Washington's request comes after a recent UN report that warned of possible crimes against humanity in the Chinese territory.
The resolution brought forth by the US was also co-sponsored by the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. The 47-member UNHRC will vote on the resolution this week, with Western countries apparently afraid that it might not pass. If it does, a debate on the issue will be scheduled for the council's next session in February.
Indeed, a joint statement delivered by Pakistan on behalf of 68 states during the 51st session of the UNHRC called out Western countries for having double standards on the issue of human rights and stressed that Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet-related issues were...

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