Front Line Defenders: Bahrain is not a credible candidate for the Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council

The government of Bahrain has nominated Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri as its candidate for the 2021 Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). This development has placed a spotlight on an unprecedented battle for the presidency of the body which is usually reached by consensus. Much of the media coverage focuses on the efforts …