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UN Authority Figures

Here are some of the dictatorships and human rights basket-cases in UN leadership roles – positions that entail responsibilities diametrically opposed to their qualifications.

States in UN Leadership Positions



Individuals in UN Leadership Positions
with troubling histories and biases


  • UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories: Makarim Wibisono
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food: Hilal Elver
  • UN Human Rights Council International International Commission of Inquiry on Gaza, Head of Mission: William Schabas
  • UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, Expert: Jean Ziegler