Burney elected UNHRCAC member
GENEVA: Human rights activist of Pakistan and former federal minister Ansar Burney has been elected unopposed as member of the newly-established United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (UNHRCAC) based in Geneva.
In accordance with the UN Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of June 18, 2007, the UNHRCAC, elected 18 human rights activists from around the world through secret ballot. Ansar Burney has been elected unopposed for a term of three years as one of the members from Asia.
The geographic distribution of members are as follows: (a) five from African states; (b) five from Asian states; (c) two from Eastern European states; (d) three from Latin American and Caribbean states; and (e) three from Western European and other states.
Source: The News