GENEVA, Aug. 30 - Mia Farrow, film star and longtime advocate for victims in Darfur, heads a campaign of human rights activists that today launched a legal, diplomatic and online campaign to stop Sudan’s controversial bid for a seat on the world’s highest human rights body, in elections to be held on Nov. 12th.
In papers filed today with UN legal counsel Patricia O’Brien, the activists requested the disqualification of Sudan’s UN Human Rights Council candidacy, on grounds that its government stands accused of genocide by the International Criminal Court, which has already issued two arrest warrants for regime leader Omar Al Bashir.
Help us block Al-Bashir’s genocidal Sudan from the UN Human Rights Council – please sign our appeal: change.org/petitions/amb-…
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 30, 2012
Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, which is coordinating the “Stop Sudan” campaign, said that “electing Sudan to the UN’s top human rights body is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter.”
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