Nikki Haley: UN Human Rights Council “is ‘a cesspool of political bias’; announces US departure”

US quits the UN’s Human Rights Council, citing its ‘chronic bias against Israel’
by Raphael Ahren and Agencies
June 19, 2018

The United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.” “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she said at a press conference announcing the move. US officials said earlier Tuesday that the administration had concluded that its efforts to promote reform on the council had failed, and that withdrawal was the only step it could take to demonstrate its seriousness. READ MORE

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