U.S. Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council, Describing It as a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 6/19/2018 | Mary Chastain
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is never one to mince words and she didn’t hold back as the America withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council. From CNN:

“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.”

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“For too long,” Haley said, “the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.”

It’s about damn time. I love how Haley called out the countries by name:

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“When a so-called Human Rights Council cannot bring itself to address the massive abuses in Venezuela and Iran, and it welcomes the Democratic Republic of Congo as a new member, the council ceases to be worthy of its name,” said Haley. “Such a council, in fact, damages the cause of human rights.”

Our ambassador could have also mentioned China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, UAB, Pakistan, and Qatar. Yes, CUBA sits on the Human Rights Council!

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Haley stressed that the withdrawal “is not a retreat from our human rights commitments.” Instead, this move allows America to not “remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.” The administration knew about the flaws in the council when President Donald Trump took office, but we did not withdraw because “we made a good faith...
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