The U.N. Human Rights Council Does Not Merit U.S. Membership

Publication Date: March 2007

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

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Research Area: Human rights

Keywords: WorldwideFreedom; Human Rights Council; Commission on Human Rights

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


While advancing fundamental human rights is a U.S. priority, the Human Rights Council has not proven to be an effective instrument in addressing and advancing human rights in its inaugural year.