SEE YA: USA to Announce Its Decision to WITHDRAW from UN Council
SEE YA: USA to Announce Its Decision to WITHDRAW from UN Council
WATCH LIVE: US quits UNHRC, 'We did not take this decision lightly'
20 June, 2018, 01:52
The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday because of its perceived anti-Israel bias, according to a report.
Haley said that "chronic bias against Israel" is one of the reasons the United States will quit the UNHRC and that it is a "Hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of Human Rights". "Instead of focusing on real human-rights issues, the council has used its time and resources to bully Israel and question Israel's legitimacy as a sovereign state", Rep. Eliot Engel, the ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said in a statement Tuesday.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, appearing alongside Haley, said: "Too many commitments have gone unfulfilled".
The State Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment by Bloomberg, while the United Nations said it hadn't been notified that the U.S. was withdrawing.
Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, said: "The Trump administration's withdrawal is a sad reflection of its one-dimensional human rights policy: Defending Israeli abuses from criticism takes precedence above all else". The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision.
Other U.S. allies have found it hard to stick with the Trump administration's approach to the United Nations, as countries like the U.K. and France expressed skepticism about the violence on Israel's border last month.
"The human rights council is a poor defender of human rights".
The withdrawal also follows strong United Nations criticism of Trump's policy to separate migrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border, though the Trump administration has not yet explicitly cited that criticism, delivered Monday by United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, as a reason for pulling out.
Even some critics of the human rights council have called for continuing to push for a revamping of the body rather than its elimination.
Although numerous officials have said repeatedly that "America First does not mean America Alone", the administration has retreated from multiple multilateral accords and consensuses since it took office. No country has ever dropped out voluntarily.
Washington's withdrawal is the latest USA rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The United States and Australia cast the only no votes at the time.
The U.S. pullout was bound to have ripple effects for at least two countries at the council: China and Israel.
When the Council was created in 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush's administration shunned the body.
Despite the criticism, he said "I stress that that does not mean that we in the United Kingdom are blind to the value of this council". Members are elected by the U.N. General Assembly for three-year terms and can not serve more than two terms in a row.
It also comes as the United States faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.
But he added: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally - which should happen - you have to take the children away". Mr Trump has derided that practice as "catch and release ", arguing that numerous immigrants never appear for court proceedings.
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