Rwanda’s UN Security Council seat questioned
October 23, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
B’nai Brith Canada has questioned a UN system that has enabled the election of Rwanda to the Security Council.
Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada said in a statement, “The election of Rwanda, a country renowned for its dismal human rights record, to the Security Council further points to a UN system that is broken. Rwanda has been accused by human rights groups of illegal detentions, torture and other forms of abuse, mostly of civilians by military intelligence.
“How can such a nation help to fulfill the mandate of the security council to ‘maintain peace, security and develop friendly relations among nations’?”