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Why the Us criticism on the human rights Council is not is unjust

The US withdraw from the un human rights Council of the United Nations. So is the trend to internationally isolate, continued. At the same time cuts off a part of the American criticisms on that Board or solid wood.

The human rights Council of the United Nations is an organization ‘that name is unworthy, ” said Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, flanked by minister of Foreign Affairs …

The human rights Council of the United Nations is an organization ‘that name is unworthy, ” said Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, flanked by minister of Foreign Affairs Mike Pompeo. “It is a hypocritical organization with some of the worst human rights abusers among its members”, the ambassador continued. For more than a year calls for America to thorough reforms. But according to Haley, oppose countries like Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt are against that. They are a member of the Council, only to their own pitch-black mensenrechtenreputatie to cover up, according to the American.

It is the first time that a country voluntarily from the Board to get. America, so that halfway through his term of three years. The USA build so on to an alarming trend. Trumps campagneslogan “America First” means America international partnerships leave a substantive disagreement or when the US get the feeling that their interests will not be served. So drew Trump before all his land back from the climate deal Paris, from the nuclear deal with Iran and from Unesco, the culture organisation of the united nations.

Countries with questionable reputation

The human rights Council is an intergovernmental body of 47 UN member states, which meet in Geneva, switzerland. In the same city also holds the High Commissioner for human Rights, the Jordanian carrièrediplomaat Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the office. However, two different services. Within the UN structure enjoy the High Commissioner, the highest authority on human Rights, because he reports directly to the UN secretary-general. At the same time, point out analysts – may not be coincidental – timing: America leaves the un human rights Council one day after Zeid Ra’ad stinging criticism had on Trumps policy for migrants on the Mexican-American border to separate from their children.

The human rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the commission on human rights, because that was as highly politicized and therefore a very bad reputation. Haleys critique on the current human rights Council is not entirely unjustified. The Council has indeed quite a few members with a very questionable record regarding human rights, to the Congo, China, Egypt, Rwanda, Venezuela or Saudi Arabia just a few to mention. The American UN ambassador was referring to the Congo, which last year was accepted as a member of the human rights Council, while at the same time, mass graves were discovered and denounced a lack of attention to violations in Venezuela and in Iran.

Belgium is ‘disappointed’

At the same time devotes to the human rights Council, according to Haley, however, invariably an excessive amount of attention to Israel and the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. According to the American ambassador is that it is a result of ‘political bias’. Since the creation of the Council is the Palestinian issue a fixed item on the agenda. No other country or conflict in the world is in the Council as a separate agenda item at each meeting discussed. Since 2006, the human rights Council, more than seventy resolutions that Israel criticize – that is ten times more criticism than Iran ever was. On one day the Council adopted five resolutions against Israel well. Since America was a member of the Council, however, was much more balance in resolutions.

Critics in the US point out that America and its ally Israel can no longer defend in the UN human rights Council and that the US withdrawal their own role and authority on the world stage limit.

Our country, since 2016 is a member of the human rights Council and recently was elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security council, regretted the U.s. withdrawal. ‘I am unhappy’, responds minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (MR) with a tweet. “Belgium remains fully committed to this vital institution, so that its role can continue to play.’

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