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United Nations
Special Focus: Human Rights Council Election, May 2006
Briefing to the 61st Session of the UNCHR

African States: 13 seats, 13 declared candidates


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Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leon, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda,, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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Country
Pledges
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Statement in the General Assembly
(Availiable In English, French, and Arabic)
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Number of Core Human Rights Treaties and Protocols Ratified
(14 possible)
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Number of Protocols to the Geneva Conventions Ratified
(2 possible)
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Party to the ICC
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Standing
Invitation to Special Procedures
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General Assembly Voting Record
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CHR Voting Record
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9 2     35%
N/A
Yes 8 2     45%
N/A
Yes 7 2   35%
N/A
Gabon Yes 7 2   50%
43%
Yes 10 2 40%
N/A
7 2   50%
36%
12 2   45%
N/A
8 2   50%
N/A
Yes 9 0     45%
N/A
Nigeria Yes 7 2   40%
23%
Yes 12 2   35%
N/A
Yes 10 2 35%
37%
Tunisia Yes 9 2     35% N/A
United Republic of Tanzania* No 8 2 55%
N/A
Zambia Yes 7 2 40%
N/A

* Kenya and Tanzania had both been declared candidates; they retracted their candidacy in the eleventh hour, and thus became "write-ins."

** Madagascar and Egypt were never declared candidates; they were both "write-ins".

 

   



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