Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein
Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein

Prince Zeid Bin Ra’ad served as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2014-18. He was the first Muslim and Arab to hold the post. He also served as Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States of America. HRH Prince Zeid has been outspoken on human right abuses whether it be criticising regimes or individuals. He has called on the US to prosecute all those responsible for CIA torture, pointed to the possibility of war crimes by the Saudi Arabian-led bombing in Yemen and criticized public figures for their racism and scare-mongering. He warned the UK and US government to prevent xenophobic attacks in the wake of Brexit and the Trump presidency.

Source of Influence: Political

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