U.S. says it will pull out of U.N.’s Human Rights Council


National News

June 19, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

WASHINGTON (TNS) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that oversees human rights around the globe, saying the 47-nation council has shown an “unconscionable” bias against Israel and a blind willingness to ignore abuse elsewhere.

The decision to leave the U.N. Human Rights Council was the latest multinational

institution or accord that the administration has abandoned, sometimes upending years of U.S. policy. Critics were quick to cite the withdrawal as further evidence that under President Donald Trump, the United States is retreating from its position as the leading international advocate for human rights.

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