Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations announced the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing the council of bias against US ally Israel. Ms Haley also accused the council of maintaining a “disproportionate focus and unending hostility towards Israel” that shows it is “motivated by political bias, not by human rights”.
The US withdrawal from the council marks the first time that a member has voluntarily left the UNHRC. A sitting member of the Council has never dropped out in its 12-year history, though Libya was thrown out after a vote from the General Assembly in 2011.
Source- The Guardian
About United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC):
- UNHRC is Based in Geneva, Switzerland.
- It is a body of 47 member states within the United Nations, tasked with upholding human rights.
- It was created in 2006.