Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council

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This is for the very first time that a country left united nation’s human right council willingly. The administration of Mr. Trump pushed the U.S to withdraw it from Human Right Council that protest against Israel’s operation in Palestine. America has now become the fourth member after Iran, North Korea, and Eritrea, who refused to attend any meeting or negotiation of Human Right Council against Israel.

On Tuesday, Trump administration pulled out the U.S from the most important Human Right Council that wants to stop Israel from its ruthless treatment against Palestine. This administration was putting every effort to leave this biggest international council on behalf of the decisions that they find objectionable.

Human Rights Council has passed 5 resolutions against Israel that are more than the number of resolutions passed against North Korea, Iran and Syria combined. Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said in a speech on Tuesday. “This disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel is clear proof that the council is motivated by political bias, not by human rights.”

“If the Human Rights Council is going to attack countries that uphold human rights and shield countries that abuse human rights, then America should not provide it with any credibility,” Ms. Haley said.

Human rights representatives and supporters condemned this decision and speak about it as:

“All this administration seems to care about when it comes to the council is defending Israel,” said John Sifton, a support director at Human Rights Watch, a nonprofit organization. “If the Trump administration’s complaint is that the council is biased and flawed, they’ve just made it more so.”

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On the other hand, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has applauded this decision and gave positive reviews regarding U.S’s step in his various tweets. On Tuesday when the United States left Human right Council, Benjamin tweeted:

“The U.S. decision to leave this prejudiced body is an unequivocal statement that enough is enough,”

But the reaction of Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, was quite opposite. He gave his reviews through a spokesman that it was better to stay in the Human Rights Council because American policies for protecting human rights have been proved quite constructive for humanity.

The reaction was quite positive by Elliott Abrams, a former Republican diplomat and now a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations said, U.N’s political influenced targeting against Israel was too much to bear now.

Mr. Abram said: “There is always an argument for staying, which is that the United States will be in a better position to help defend Israel,” “But this council is hopelessly compromised, so leaving is the right choice.”

A senior vice president at Human Rights First, Rob Berschinski, accepted that no belief on Human Rights is appropriate. But, leaving it is certainly a big mistake rather than a good choice.

Mr. Berschinski said, “Countries like China, Russia and Venezuela will applaud this decision because we are freely giving up leverage over them that we previously had,”

Supporters of Human Rights Council has shown strong criticism for Trump administration’s this action. Trump has changed conventional American human Right preservation policy.

On Monday, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights, called for an immediate negotiation, describing such a tactic as inflicting “abuse on children” and “unconscionable.” He and rest of advocates strongly disapproved the decision of Trump administration.


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