The United Nations HumanRights Council: A Disastrous First Year and Discouraging Signs for Reform

Publication Date: September 2007

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

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Research Area: Human rights

Keywords: International organizations; United Nations; Human Rights Council; anti-Israelis

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


The U.S. should refuse to lend the U.N. Human Rights Council the credibility of U.S. membership or the symbolic support of U.S. contributions until such time as the Council takes its responsibilities seriously by censuring major human rights abusers, exposing their reprehensible actions to public scrutiny, and eschewing its disproportionate focus on Israel.