Trump Administration Announces Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council

Headline Roundup June 19th, 2018

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Detractors say this further isolates America from the global community, while supporters argue the council is biased against Israel and contains member nations that consistently carry out human rights abuses.

Trump Administration Announces Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council

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The U.S. plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council today, according to Reuters. It’s certainly interesting timing, coming just a day after the U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, slammed the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children as “unconscionable.” But the move has been expected for some time now and has more to do with the United States pushing back against U.N. criticism of Israel.

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From the Right
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The Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday that the U.S. is leaving the notorious United Nations Human Rights Council has been characterized as an example of administration’s deep-seated hostility to the international community. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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From the Left
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The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to leave a body it accused of hypocrisy and bias against Israel.

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