UN Human Rights Council Elections May 17, 2007 Table and Analysis


Region
(number in brackets indicates regional seats open in this election)
Candidate U.S. State Dept.
2006 Human
Rights Report
U.S. State Dept.
2006 Report
on Religious
Freedom
Freedom
House
Category
Pledge Member of
2006
Human
Rights
Council
Subject to
any Universal
Periodic
Review?*
Asia (4) India Report Report Free Yes Yes No
Asia (4) Philippines Report Report Partly Free Yes Yes No
Asia (4) Qatar Report Report Not Free Yes No No
Asia (4) Indonesia Report Report Free Yes Yes No
Africa (4) Angola Report Report Not Free Yes No No
Africa (4) Madagascar Report Report Partly Free Yes No No
Africa (4) Egypt Report Report Not Free Yes No No
Africa (4) South Africa Report Report Free Yes No No
Eastern Europe (2) Slovenia Report Report Free Yes No No
Eastern Europe (2) Bosnia and Herzegovina Report Report Partly Free Yes No No
Latin America and Caribbean (2) Nicaragua Report Report Partly Free Yes No No
Latin America and Caribbean (2) Bolivia Report Report Partly Free Yes No No
Western Europe and others (2) Netherlands Report Report Free Yes Yes No
Western Europe and others (2) Italy Report Report Free Yes No No


Current and Continuing Members of the Human Rights Council
Region Candidate U.S. State Dept.
2006 Human
Rights Report
U.S. State Dept.
2006 Report
on Religious
Freedom
Freedom
House
Category
2006 Pledge Date
membership
in the
Council
expires
Subject to
any Universal
Periodic
Review?*
Asia Bangladesh Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2009 No
Asia China Report 1
Report 2
Report 1
Report 2
Not Free Yes May 2009 No
Asia Japan Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Asia Jordan Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2009 No
Asia Malaysia Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2009 No
Asia Pakistan Report Report Not Free Yes May 2008 No
Asia Republic of Korea Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Asia Saudi Arabia Report Report Not Free Yes May 2009 No
Asia Sri Lanka Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2008 No
Africa Cameroon Report Report Not Free French Only May 2009 No
Africa Djibouti Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2009 No
Africa Gabon Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2008 No
Africa Ghana Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Africa Mali Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Africa Mauritius Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No
Africa Nigeria Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2009 No
Africa Senegal Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No
Africa Zambia Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2008 No
Eastern Europe Azerbaijan Report Report Not Free Yes May 2009 No
Eastern Europe Romania Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Eastern Europe Russian Federation Report Report Not Free Yes May 2009 No
Eastern Europe Ukraine Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Latin American and Caribbean Brazil Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Latin American and Caribbean Cuba Report Report Not Free Yes May 2009 No
Latin American and Caribbean Guatemala Report Report Partly Free Yes May 2008 No
Latin American and Caribbean Mexico Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No
Latin American and Caribbean Peru Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Latin American and Caribbean Uruguay Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No
Western European and Others Canada Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No
Western European and Others France Report Report Free Yes May 2008 No
Western European and Others Germany Report Report Free 04-19-06
04-05-06
May 2009 No
Western European and Others Switzerland Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No
Western European and Others United Kingdom Report Report Free Yes May 2009 No

* Though it was promised as part of the Council's creation that the Council would subject every country to a Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record, no such review has ever taken place. This includes all of the members of the Council who served in its first year of operation.


Current Members of the Human Rights Council Whose Term Expires and Not Seeking Re-election
Regional Group State not seeking re-election
Asia Bahrain
Africa Algeria
Africa Morocco
Africa Tunisia
Eastern Europe Czech Republic
Eastern Europe Poland
Latin American and Caribbean Argentina
Latin American and Caribbean Ecuador
Western European and Others Finland