United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein attends the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein condemned the Syrian government on Tuesday, in a wide-ranging speech cataloguing human rights abuses around the world.In a speech opening a three-week session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Zeid said Syria was one of five countries that routinely refused to cooperate with human rights investigators.The council, based in Geneva, is made up of 47 countries and aims to protect human rights around the world.Zeid, who recently attacked populists politicians such as U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in a speech in the Hague, took another swipe at the dangers of populism in his speech to the council.
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