What the People’s Daily fails to mention is that China insisted on rules that would make it more difficult for the UNHRC to single out a specific country for criticism.
The UN Human Rights Council formally adopted new working rules on Tuesday that oblige all member states to submit to periodic scrutiny of their records.
The 47-state Human Rights Council finally approved a compromise proposal on its future work with 46 votes. Only Canada came out against, citing concerns about the permanent mentioning of Palestinian Territories in the council’s future agenda.
Under the new rules, all UN member states must submit to periodic scrutiny of their human rights records.
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