Wednesday, March 1, 2017
US Envoy Considered The Principles Of The Human Rights Council's Opposition To The Values Of Her Country
Council, which includes 47 members opened its annual Home in Geneva on Monday and eyes are upon the US the seat, which is currently occupied by a representative of the US administration of President Donald Trump for the first time.
According to media reports that Trump administration is considering withdrawing from the council before the expiration of the United States in 2019.
Help speech US Secretary of State Erin Barclay did not succeed in easing concern that the doctrine of Trump's "America first" will limit Washington's role in the leadership of the Council.
Barkley and pointed to the values of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in the "Declaration of Independence" American, she said that Washington's commitment to "fundamental human rights is stronger than ever."
She added: "Unfortunately, many of the actions of this council do not support these universal values .. but they contradict it."
She added that the United States was "disturbed" by what he described as the "obsession" of the Council of Israel targeted by the Council in a number of decisions than the target of any other State.
She stressed that "the participation of Washington's future," the Council will depend on the "reform" including taking steps to move away from "positions of unbalanced and non-productive."
Human Rights Watch said Monday that the decision to get out of the Human Rights Council would be "wrong and lacks foresight."
She pointed out that the big successes of the Council - including the investigation of violations in Syria and North Korea - all require leadership from the previous administration of President Barack Obama, that had occupied a seat on the board for most of his presidency over eight years.