Status: 10/14/2021 11:00 p.m.
Under Trump, the United States withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council. The former president accused the body of being unreliable. Now America is back. Secretary of State Blingen pledged to work hard in the fight against tyranny.
Following the withdrawal of President Donald Trump, the United States will again become part of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The 47-member organization, based in Geneva, is represented by the United Nations in New York.
Seventeen countries, including India, Argentina and Luxembourg and Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea, will be part of the Council from 2022 to the end of 2024. There are no applicants competing for any of the places offered according to the geographical code.
Critic: Adequate condemnation of grievances
“The Council will work hard to maintain its lofty aspirations and provide the best possible support for those fighting injustice and tyranny around the world,” said US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen after the vote. Defending democratic values such as freedom, human rights and the rule of law is the cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s administration.
U.S. State Department spokesman Netflix announced that the United States opposes the Human Rights Council’s “unequal” involvement with Israel. In addition, action will be taken against the election of countries with “outrageous human rights violations” in the body.
The Human Rights Council has consistently prepared critical reports on human rights violations in some conflicts. Critics, on the other hand, accuse him of failing to adequately condemn the abuses of major powers such as China.
Represented controversial countries in the Assembly
Representation of countries accused of human rights abuses also occurs again and again. Among other things, the Trump administration described the body as unbelievable for this reason.
In June 2018, under Trump, the United States announced its withdrawal from the Human Rights Council – due to its frequent criticism of Israel. The United States has also been targeted by the council over allegations of racism.
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