Human Rights Council is UN’s greatest failure: US

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley on Wednesday said the Human Rights Council was the UN's greatest failure.

She expressed these views while discussing the United States’ withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC.

“Judged by how far it has fallen short of its promise, the Human Rights Council is the UN's greatest failure. It has taken the idea of human dignity. The Council has reduced it to just another instrument of international politics which is a great tragedy,” she said.

She said the United States’ withdrawal from the Human Rights Council does not mean that they give up the fight for reform.

“On the contrary, any country willing to work with us to reshape the Council need only ask. America can no more abandon the cause of human rights than abandon itself. It is who we are. It is who we’re proud to be. And it’s who we will always be,” Ambassador Haley said.

She said no one should make the mistake of equating membership in the Human Rights Council with the support for human rights.

She also said the US does more for human rights, both inside the UN and around the world, than any other country.

“We will continue to do that. We just won’t do it inside a Council that consistently fails the cause of human rights,” she said.

  Comments - 16

  • THY Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:19 PM

    First bitten, now whinning !!!

    Chari Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:23 PM

    What did the UN Human Rights council do....when the LTTE was running riot in Sri Lanka.

    Justice Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:06 PM

    What did the human rights do when there is state terrorism and war without witnesses in Sri Lanka.

    Kasun Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:24 PM

    @justiceyou mean rescuing people from your terrorists?

    SL Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:53 PM

    whole world order will fail in near future due to power struggle by greedy West ,Rsussia

    Puss rights Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:09 PM

    Human rights all talk and no action as in Sri Lanka.

    Suresh Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:17 PM

    What did the UN human right council do when the attrocities committed aginst the Tamil people since 1958 in Srilanka.

    Kasun Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:26 PM

    you mean things like making Tamil a official language and giving provincial councils?

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:55 PM

    Israel factor at the helm for US vis-a-vis Human Rights Council.

    Gayan Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:19 PM

    Oh the famous double standards.

    Unchikun Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:23 PM

    Yes, the UN human rights council was able to legalized killing in the US, Saudi Arabia, China, Japan etc.

    Rescue Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:15 PM

    Hey Kasun, In which planet are you living. Talking about rescuing, they were tortured, raped, cremated and disposed. Many thousands disappeared. Some elderly were brought out and you may call them rescued. There were no UNHCR NOR RED CROSS. A WAR THAT KILLED THOUSANDS WITHOUT WITNESSES.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 20 July 2018 11:22 AM

    Guantanamo Bay detention camp

    Dr Ed Friday, 20 July 2018 03:05 PM

    Bravo Nikki Hayley!UN human rights have been nothing but promoting population control, abortion, the so-called gender business to stop women from being mothers and carers and send them into the corporate and political world to fill quotas

    ravin Friday, 20 July 2018 06:56 PM

    Now you can see but most of Sri Lankans know what you say. By knowing UNHRC is a failure you use same failure to corner Sri Lanka for "failure of failures?

    Sue Abeynayake Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:31 AM

    Did she say that US does more for Human Rights? They must have a different definition for Human Rights for sure.

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