PH wins UN Human Rights Council situate
The Philippines won a seat at the United Nations Human Rights during elections in New York on Friday,
the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
The Philippines was granted another three-year term in the council seat after 165 to 192 member-states voted for it,
according to Ambassador Teodoro Locsin, Jr.— who is also the incoming DFA chief.
The country will be among 47-member states of the council from 2019 to 2021, following its election in 2015.
The Philippines first served in the Council from 2007 to 2009, and then from 2012 to 2014.
Outgoing DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed the development, after international group
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for the UN body to reject the Philippines’ re-election bid.
“Our effective offer to keep our seat in the Council is confirmation that numerous in the universal network
stay persuaded the Philippines regards and ensures human rights and have seen through the endeavors of some
to politicize and weaponize the issue,” Cayetano said in an announcement. The HRW prior said UN nations must demonstrate their
shock against the Philippines and Eritrea by keeping them off the gathering. The gathering refered to the organization’s medication war,
referring to in excess of 12,000 speculate street pharmacists been murder in hostile to sedate tasks — an enormous hop from
the administration information indicating 4,000 have been killed — and the assaults on human rights safeguards.
Injurious ‘war on medications’
“Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s injurious ‘war on medications’ has been a slaughtering craze that has left thousands dead,” the HRW guaranteed.
The gathering additionally refered to the large number of verbal assaults against UN delegates, for example, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard
and High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who have put forth open expressions against the organization’s war on medications.
Accordingly, Cayetano said commentators of the Philippine government’s war against medication are just being noisy to request more assets from contributors.
“On the off chance that you need to talk human rights, we’re here. Upuan natin (Let’s examine it). Be that as it may, [if] you simply need to reprimand us from a remote place
and would prefer not to give arrangements, and simply continue saying kayo tama kami mali (you’re wrong, we’re correct), it’s helping nobody with the exception of you
and your accounts,” Cayetano said.
The UN General Assembly additionally chose the accompanying part states: Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Italy, Somalia, Togo and Uruguay.