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The U.S. Is Right to Shun the U.N. Human Rights Council

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Human rights (Human rights promotion and violations)
International relations (International and regional organizations)

Keywords: International organizations; Sudan; Cuba; israel

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The U.N. Human Rights Council is a sham that does not effectively promote or protect human rights. Until the Council takes its responsibilities seriously--censuring major human rights abusers, exposing their reprehensible actions to public scrutiny, and eschewing its disproportionate focus on Israel--the U.S. should sever its ties to the Council completely.