SoylentNews
SoylentNews is people
https://soylentnews.org/politics/

Title    U.S. Withdraws From United Nations Human Rights Council
Date    Wednesday June 20 2018, @06:42PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the nothing-will-change dept.
https://soylentnews.org/politics/article.pl?sid=18/06/20/1233242

takyon writes:

US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable. The move, which the Trump administration has threatened for months, came down one day after the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as "unconscionable."

Speaking from the State Department, where she was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley defended the move to withdraw from the council, saying US calls for reform were not heeded. "Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council," said Haley, listing US grievances with the body. "The world's most inhumane regimes continue to escape its scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records in an attempt to distract from the abusers in its ranks."

Also at NPR and Bloomberg.


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias'" - https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/haley-pompeo-human-rights-bias/index.html
  3. "NPR" - https://www.npr.org/2018/06/19/621435225/u-s-announces-its-withdrawal-from-u-n-s-human-rights-council
  4. "Bloomberg" - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/trump-is-said-ready-to-pull-u-s-from-un-s-human-rights-council
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=27413

© Copyright 2021 - SoylentNews, All Rights Reserved

printed from SoylentNews, U.S. Withdraws From United Nations Human Rights Council on 2021-12-02 16:50:00