China Gives United Nations Special Rapporteur $200,000

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In May of 2022, United Nations Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan, a professor at Belarus National University, who is in charge of fact-finding and reporting under the United Nations Human Rights Council, received money from several dictatorships, including $200,000 from China. 

UN Watch, a United Nations monitoring group, reported Douhan’s acceptance of money, including the payment from China, pointing out that it raises fundamental ethical questions.

Surprisingly, there is nothing surprising about this case. It stems from the structural collusion deriving from the very nature of the UN organization. Let us take a step-by-step look.
It all started when Iran objected to the sanctions imposed by the United States and other countries over concern for Teheran’s alleged nuclear development, claiming they were unfair.

On September 26, 2014, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by a…

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