Rather apropos inasmuch as Trump is President and “human-rights” is not on his plate nor is it in China nor Saudi Arabia…

Rather apropos inasmuch as Trump is President and “human-rights” is not on his plate nor is it in China nor Saudi Arabia…

Sources: U.S. considers quitting UN Human Rights Council

 

No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on global human rights issues under President Donald Trump.

A final decision on membership in the council would likely involve Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and of course the president himself.

A former State Department official briefed on the discussions said while the council’s targeting of Israel is likely part of the debate, there also are questions about its roster of members and doubts about its usefulness overall.

Countries known for human rights abuses, such as China and Saudi Arabia, have managed to snag seats on the 47-member council. ……Read the Article

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