America Cuts Ties With Hypocritical ‘Human Rights Council’
Published : June 22, 2018
Haley continued her leadership and devotion to America in the decision to withdraw the United States from the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, June 19. Haley declared the Council has protected abusers and “has been a cesspool of political bias,” with much of this bias coming against Israel. The Council is not hypocritical in its declaration of fighting for human rights.
“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,” Haley said.
Haley’s announcement was made as a joint statement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who noted the Council’s membership.
"Its membership includes authoritarian governments with unambiguous and abhorrent human rights records, such as China, Cuba, and Venezuela,” Pompeo said. “There is no fair or competitive election process, and countries have colluded with one another to undermine the current method of selecting members."
The Human Rights Council was established in 2006 to theoretically promote and protect human rights worldwide, but its declarations and reports have often frustrated the US — in particular, the Council’s relentless focus on Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. Thus the Council was shunned by President George W. Bush’s administration due to its profound anti-Israel bias and for continuous bowing to the interests of human rights violators. But in 2009, President Barack Obama and US Ambassador Susan Rice wholeheartedly embraced the Human Rights Council, claiming the United States will “stand up and lead.”
With President Donald Trump now in office, and Haley as the US Ambassador, America will truly stand up and lead. Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, welcomed Tuesday’s announcement and thanked America’s leadership in withdrawing from the 47-member council.
“The United States has proven, yet again, its commitment to truth and justice and its unwillingness to allow the blind hatred of Israel in international institutions to stand unchallenged,” Danon said. “We thank President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their leadership and call on the moral majority at the UN to hold all of its institutions accountable.”
President Trump and his foreign policy team has thus far shown its commitment to leading by standing up for truth, justice, and American sovereignty.