Suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council
Saudi Arabia is committing grave human rights abuses against its own people and in neighbouring Yemen through the coalition bombing campaign it is leading.
This campaign has caused the majority of more than 3,500 civilian deaths, 700 of them children; led to the displacement of 2.4 million people; and has prevented 1.8 million kids from attending school.
Yet Saudi Arabia is using its position on the UN Human Rights Council to shield itself from accountability for possible war crimes.
Tell Minister McCully that New Zealand must support a vote to suspend Saudi Arabia’s rights of membership in the UN Human Rights Council.