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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:34 pm 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.

Officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the verdict on the U.N. Human Rights Council in a joint appearance at the State Department on Tuesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision.

Haley threatened the pull-out last year, citing longstanding U.S. complaints that the 47-member council is biased against Israel. But Tuesday's announcement also comes just a day after the U.N. human rights chief denounced the Trump administration for separating migrant children from their parents.

It also extends a broader Trump administration pattern of stepping back from international agreements and forums under the president's "America First" policy.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:55 pm 
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On the one hand, if you asked me, is the UNHRC biased against Israel, I would say, yes, yes it is.

On the other hand, this is so like Trump to make no effort to try and change or reform the council, but to simply withdraw from it.

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/5-my ... s-council/

Among its ten standing agenda items, the Council has continued a permanent item on Israel’s human rights behavior in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). This is clearly unfair. While Israel’s treatment of Palestinians certainly deserves close scrutiny, it is hard to justify singling it out for such special attention. When the United States was absent from the Council, its members convened no less than six special sessions on Israel. Since the United States joined the body, only two such sessions have been called and one of these sessions was a hangover from when the United States shunned the Council; a similar decrease in the number of country resolutions devoted to Israel occurred, along with a corresponding increase in attention to cases like North Korea, Iran and Syria. Israel still views the body with trepidation, and fails to cooperate with its fact-finding commissions on OPT, but after initial opposition agreed to participate for a second time in the universal peer review process in 2013. According to Israel’s ambassador in Geneva, “Israel came to the review with respect for the process, belief in the importance of its universality and cooperative nature, and with great pride in its achievements.” Some in Washington argue that the Council’s biased treatment of the United States’ closest ally in the region demands a complete break from the body, but others argue that that would be an enormously high price to pay in terms of U.S. leadership in promoting human rights around the world. The politics of the United Nations suggest little movement on this issue in the near term, but the United States’ willingness to defend Israel against such unfair treatment is best served by engaging directly on the body, and not walking away from it.

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Even Kofi Annan called out this particular problem ... many countries with horrible human rights records often sit on the council and are never condemned by it ... then like hypocrites they pay attention to only one country in the world; that said; I agree with what Brookings argued in the last sentence.

They more thoroughly deal with that question in item 5.

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The motive a decent person would have for withdrawing and the motive of rump/putin/miller are not the same.

Fascist killers, run this country now.

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