Zayd Rod Alhussein, Venezuela and China discussed on Morning Party Mix


The trump administration is pulling out of the un's human rights council advocacy groups say they're worried about the us seating its leadership on human rights but the trump administration says it no longer wanted to lend legitimacy to a council it calls hypocritical npr's michelle kellerman report secretary of state mike pompeo has a long list of concerns about the genevabased human rights council its membership includes a thorough teheran governments with unambiguous important human rights records such as china cuba and venezuela the council's continued in welldocumented bias against israel is unconscionable un expert richard gallon though says the us departure could tip the balance further toward autocrats china in particular is really trying to rewrite the un's approach to human rights really limit of what the un can do in defending liberal values speaking via skype gallon who's with columbia university says european countries that remain on the human rights council will struggle to set the agenda without us help any worries that this is just the latest move by the trump administration to back away from multilateralism and that means that a lot of other countries are beginning to look at the multilateral system as a whole and wonder whether it's on death watch the us ambassador to the un nikki haley says she tried for a year to reform the human rights council but says european countries didn't offer much help many of these countries argued that the united states should stay on the human rights council because american participation is the last shred of credibility that the council has but that is precisely while we must leave the u n high commissioner for human rights zayd rod alhussein says the move was disappointing if not really surprising this week he criticized the trump administration's policy of separating children from families at the southern border u s officials say the decision to withdraw from the human rights council was in the works before that criticism michelle kellerman npr

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