Russia and Cuba were running unopposed, but China and Saudi Arabia were in a five-way race in the only contested race for seats on the Human Rights Council.
Bachelet raised concerns about the human rights situation in Myanmar, Nicaragua and Venezuela, among other places on her agenda.
“The social safety nets put into place are full of holes,” said Olivier De Schutter, a legal scholar appointed by U.N. Human Rights Council as special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
The aim is "to contribute to accountability and redress for victims" in the U.S. and beyond, the resolution states.
Sri Lanka's President had pardoned former army sergeant Sunil Ratnayake who was sentenced in 2015 for the murder of eight Tamil civilians.
There were no objections to the proposal, which came a day after the World Health Organization said COVID-19 could now be classed as a pandemic.
In a 10-point list to Pakistan, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission Vimarsh Aryan asked Islamabad to put an end to public advocacy and support for terrorists.
Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and shall forever” remain an integral part of India, a top Indian diplomat said at the UN Human Rights Council’s meeting in Geneva on Wednesday,
Sri Lanka co-sponsored a resolution in 2015 calling for an investigation into alleged serious human rights violations against both govt forces and Tamil Tiger rebels
The tiny island nation has been grappling with a political crisis after the president refused to obey a Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners and declared a state of emergency.
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein today flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community is facing violence in their country.
The UN human rights chief condemned he violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
A UN human rights expert has expressed concern over an army battalion flying into Rakhine state in western Myanmar, saying the government must ensure security forces respect human rights.
The heads of African Mission accredited to India had convened a special meeting to look into the recent attacks against African students, in Greater Noida.