US elected to UN Human Rights Council, after years of Bush neglect

The United States Tuesday was elected, along with China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia, to the UN Human Rights Council, a body shunned by the previous U.S. administration for harboring notorious rights violators.

But the secret balloting that saw 20 countries contest the 18 seats up for grabs on the 47-member, Geneva-based Council was criticized by some rights advocates for not being competitive enough.

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