Russia seeks to rejoin UN’s human rights council

Kathmandu: Russia is seeking to rejoin the United Nations human rights council in an election that will be seen as a key test of its international standing.

It was expelled from the UN’s pre-eminent human rights body last April after its forces invaded Ukraine.

But now Russian diplomats are seeking to get their country re-elected to the council for a fresh three-year term.

As reported by the BBC, Russia is circulating to UN members asking for their support.

The vote will take place next month.

Diplomats said Russia was hoping to regain some international credibility after being accused of human rights abuses in Ukraine and within its own borders.

(News Source: BBC)