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U.S. tells United Nations rights council to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'

Irune Rengel | 08 Junio, 2017, 17:03

But Haley used her speech, the first by an American United Nations ambassador to the Geneva-based council since its creation in 2006, to put the body on notice.

John Fisher, the head of the Human Rights Watch, has said that they expect the US Ambassador will call for reforms.

"When the council focuses on human rights instead of politics, it advances important causes", Haley wrote in her article, which published on Friday.

The council now counts among its 47 members Burundi, China, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, all of which have spotty rights records but won seats through its arcane system of regional blocs. She is also concerned that the group "wrongly" singles out Israel for criticism.

"You know, all I've done is to tell the truth, and it's kind of overwhelming at the reaction", she said.

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She did not signal a USA withdrawal from the Geneva-based rights forum, but said the U.S. was reviewing its participation.

Haley cited Venezuela's alleged human rights abuses as an example.

The United States is demanding changes to the way members of the council are chosen.

Trump "knows that it is changing and that the USA has to be responsible for it and that is what we are going to do", Haley said, adding that withdrawing from the Paris agreement will not change the country's commitment to curbing climate change, the CNN reported.

She did point to a side event on human rights abuses in Venezuela and warned the socialist country that it should step away from the Council if it can not end its abuses.

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After addressing the opening day of the body's 35th session, Haley will host a panel on "Human Rights and Democracy in Venezuela" and address the Graduate Institute in Geneva before heading to Israel.

The Trump administration took issue with the most recent United Nations report that asserted Israel was endangering the territorial viability of a potential sovereign Palestine by vastly accelerating the pace of housing announcements for Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Washington has questioned the legitimacy of the United Nations rights council, pointing not only at serious violations committed by some members, but also at the council's strong focus on Israel and its occupation of Palestinian territory. Former President George W. Bush boycotted the council over concerns that its membership included too many repressive governments. Former President George W. Bush boycotted the council in 2007, and the USA was later brought back into the fold when Barack Obama assumed office in 2009.

That 60-year-old body was disbanded in 2005 as irredeemably tainted by its protection of abusers, and the Human Rights Council was formed as a fresh start.

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