Trump’s US quits UNHRC

The United States, which is led by Republican leader Donald Trump, has stepped out from the prestigious United Nations Human Rights Council, which is the only credible organisation that regularly monitors the human rights violations happen across the world, citing that the organisation is constituted of those countries which have a worst record of human rights violations.

In order to justify its act, the world’s most powerful country has also claimed that the council is nowadays acting like an organisation developed only to please and severe its members.

Assuring that the US would not dilute its commitment towards the human rights, the US representative has asserted that his/her country would continue to work closely with those organisations which are committed to make sure that no country violates human rights.

Many human rights organisations including some of those based in the US itself and several global leaders including some top leaders of the United Kingdome have criticised the move adopted by the United States government.

The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, and UN human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein have expressed their reservation against the US’ surprise move.

Notably, Israel is the only country which has supported the US for leaving the UN rights council.

It is said that the criticism received from the UNHRC for the US’ anti-migrant policy is the reason why the world power has taken such a step in an uninformed manner.

Will the exit of the US reduce the strength of the UNHRC?


Vignesh. S. G

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