The Human Rights Test is a campaign for the introduction of a minimum human rights standard that every country must fulfill in order to sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) or the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
At its inception the United Nations represented a beacon of human rights that the world could unify around. The United Nations has fallen short of these aspirations. The UNHRC and the CSW have a history of accepting members that oppose basic human rights. The fight for global human rights and social injustice has been deeply undermined by the United Nations support and validation of these regimes. It is time for the United Nations to regain its moral initiative as a global leader in the fight for human rights.
To raise public awareness and multinational pressure on the United Nations to implement the Human Rights Test. This will be achieved by highlighting the record of member countries that failed the test but still sat on the UNHRC or the CSW.
The Human Rights Test is a project of Free Middle East.