When, not if: U.S. poised to quit UN's human rights council
Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The move would be the Trump administration's latest snub of the international community. The U.S. State Department said Friday no decision has been made to leave.
The US name sign is photographed one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Haley criticized the non-governmental organizations in a letter the day after she announced the U . S . was exiting the council .
The Latest : US announces sanctions against Maduro officials. Rival Afghans will meet Sunday in Doha for a fresh round of talks mediated by Qatar and Germany as the US eyes peace with the Taliban within three months.
MOSCOW — The latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council (all times local):
The U.N. General Assembly says it's waiting for notification from the United States that it is withdrawing from the Human Rights Council, which is the first step toward the election of a replacement.
Assembly spokesman Brenden Varma told reporters Wednesday that the 2006 resolution creating the Geneva-based council doesn't mention possible withdrawal but it does specify the way its 47 seats are to be distributed among the U.N.'s five regional groups.
Trump Is Said Ready to Pull U.S. From U.N.'s Human Rights Council
The decision would make good on a pledge to leave a body the White House has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two sources.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley plan to announce the withdrawal at the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m., said the sources, who asked not to be identified discussing a decision that hadn’t yet been made public.
The Latest : UN awaiting formal US notice on quitting council . On Tuesday, the US made a surprising decision to quit the UN Human Rights Council . The unprecedented move was also slammed by a number of human rights groups , with Amnesty International saying that Trump shows
We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve government digital services. Any data collected is anonymised. By continuing to use this site, you the property is categorised as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) and does not have a HMO licence from the council . the tenancy started after April
Since the United States is a member of the mainly Western group, a candidate or candidates will have to come from that group, known as the West European and Others Group.
Once the country name or names are submitted, a date will be selected by the U.N. and Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak for election by the 193-member General Assembly.
The United Nations is stressing that human rights are "a pillar" of the organization's work and its secretary-general wants all member states to "engage actively" in the Human Rights Council and other parts of the U.N.'s "human rights architecture."
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric responded to questions on Wednesday about Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Geneva-based council.
Top rights body: Trump no longer 'moral leader of his country or the world'
U.S. President Donald Trump is "no longer the moral leader of his country or the world," the human rights watchdog the Council of Europe said."What is happening at the (U.S.-Mexico) border where he (Trump) is separating children from their parents is a sign that he is no longer the moral leader of his country or the world," the Council of Europe's secretary general, Thorbjorn Jagland, told Norwegian broadcaster TV2.
Loss of moral leadership lamented as Trump administration is accused of wilfully undermining global justice.
The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council , calling it a "cesspool of political bias". Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN , said More dismay among allies. Analysis by Nada Tawfik, BBC News, New York. This is just the latest rejection of multilateralism by the Trump administration
Dujarric said the council, which reviews the human rights records of U.N., and special investigators who work on rights issues "play a critical role in protecting and promoting human rights across the world."
He says Guterres made these points when U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called him Tuesday to give him "a heads up" about the U.S. action.
Dujarric said: "The secretary-general would want to see a United States that is involved and engaged throughout the U.N. system."
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is accusing human rights groups of undermining the United States and putting themselves "on the side of Russia and China" by seeking to prevent the U.S. from leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Haley criticized the non-governmental organizations in a letter the day after she announced the U.S. was exiting the council. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday.
Haley slams rights groups after US quits UN council
US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused human rights groups of thwarting a US push for changes to the UN Human Rights Council and contributing to Washington's decision to quit the body.Load Error
Giving sufficient notice will give your manager time to plan for your departure, begin the hiring process, and make sure that your responsibilities are covered. It will also allow you to wrap up current projects or make arrangements to transfer your responsibilities to a colleague or your replacement.
An eviction notice , or “ notice to quit ”, is a letter sent by a landlord to tenant describing a violation or termination of the rental agreement. Upon receiving, the tenant will have a specified number of days to either comply or vacate the property.
Haley says the organizations wrote a joint letter to members of the Human Rights Council urging them to oppose a U.S.-sponsored resolution to reform it. She says they tried to "block negotiations" and "thwart reform." Haley says that was "a contributing factor" in the U.S. decision to leave the council.
Haley urged the groups to play a constructive, not destructive, role in human rights in the future. She added the U.S. will work with non-governmental groups that share U.S. goals, "but not with ones who undermine them."
The U.S. national security adviser has defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying "we don't need advice by the U.N. or other international bodies on how to govern ourselves."
John Bolton told Fox News on Wednesday the decision was made by President Donald Trump weeks ago and had nothing to do with high commissioner's criticism of the U.S. immigration policies.
He said the exit is about U.S. self-government, saying it's "an assertion of American determination to stick by its Constitution and not to recognize that there's some higher authority at the U.N. — whether it's the council or the high commissioner for human rights — to judge our performance or give us advice on how to implement the Constitution."
1 more US worker confirmed hurt by Cuba incidents
Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25. That's according to an unclassified notice sent to congressional officials by the State Department. The notice was described to The Associated Press by a congressional aide who insisted on anonymity because the notice hasn't been made public.That's according to an unclassified notice sent to congressional officials by the State Department. The notice was described to The Associated Press by a congressional aide who insisted on anonymity because the notice hasn't been made public.
The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body is a US quits UN Human Rights council : What message does it send to the world? The UNHRC is only the latest international body or agreement that the Trump administration has withdrawn from
The US ambassador to the UN , Nikki Haley, recently said the key to India becoming a permanent member of the UNSC is "not to touch the veto." But why would New Delhi and other aspirants accept such a position?
U.S. allies, including Australia and the European Union, have joined voices expressing disappointment and regret that the United States is quitting the U.N.'s main human rights body.
Diplomats from several countries made the comments in a brief break in the Human Rights Council's regular schedule on Wednesday to allow for comments about the Trump administration's decision Tuesday to pull out from the 47-member council.
The U.S. is the first country to exit voluntarily in the council's 12-year history.
Elizabeth Wilde, deputy head of mission in Geneva for Australia, said her country "shares many of the U.S.'s concerns about the HRC," but will continue to support the council "despite its flaws."
President Borut Pahor of Slovenia — the home country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump — said the American withdrawal was "bad news" for the council, the United Nations, the U.S. and "everybody" who cares about human rights.
Earlier, deputy permanent representative Yu Jianhua of China — which has sporadically faced U.S. criticism over its human rights record — said his delegation was "disappointed" about the U.S. pullout. He said: "All delegations attach great importance to this body."
The United States is emphasizing that its pullout from the United Nations' main human rights body doesn't mean it's stopping its work with the U.N.'s rights chief.
Taliban kidnap 43 Afghans including road construction workers
Taliban fighters kidnapped 43 people from a road construction camp during a raid in southern Afghanistan that also killed four security forces, an official said Friday, in the latest fighting since the group's ceasefire ended.Militants attacked the camp in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province overnight, provincial governor spokesman Dawood Ahmadi told AFP.
Notice to Quit – Used by a Landlord if the Tenant has violated the lease which is most commonly due to late rent but can be for any type of lease violation. Step 3 – The form must be sent to the other party through one (1) of the legal routes recognized by most States
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement at a press conference in Washington. Calling it quits . The UN Human Rights Council is just the latest major organization or international agreement from which the Trump administration
A U.S. official in Geneva says the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights — currently Jordanian prince Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein — "performs valuable work in promoting human rights."
"We have a very strong relationship with the OHCHR and will continue to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms through that relationship," the press office of the U.S. mission in Geneva said in an email.
The human rights office, or OHCHR, is a permanent U.N. organization that ultimately falls under Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The United States is traditionally one of its largest donors.
The Human Rights Council is a 47-country body that draws its mandate from the U.N. General Assembly, and meets three times a year in Geneva. The U.S. announced its withdrawal from the council on Wednesday, citing among other things its alleged anti-Israel bias.
The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual Wednesday despite the U.S. pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the U.S. "inflicted a powerful blow to its human rights reputation."
The U.N.'s top rights body, based in Geneva, took up a discussion on summary executions and freedom of expression with the U.S. seats unoccupied Wednesday. The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, announced the pullout Tuesday, criticizing the council for "its chronic bias against Israel" and pointing out that it includes accused human rights abusers such as China, Cuba, Venezuela and Congo.
In Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized what she described as Washington's "boorish cynicism in stubbornly refusing to recognize its own human rights problems while trying to tailor the council to its political interests."
Russia says that the U.S. exit from the United Nations' Human Rights Council reflects Washington's unilateralist approach to global affairs.
The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, announced the pullout Tuesday, criticizing the council for "its chronic bias against Israel" and pointing out that it includes accused human rights abusers such as China, Cuba, Venezuela and Congo.
Russia's U.N. mission responded in a statement that the U.S. had tried but failed to turn the Council into an "obedient instrument for advancing their interests and punishing the countries it dislikes." It added that the U.S. criticism of the council for failing to make changes advocated by Washington appears "cynical."
The Russian mission described the council as a "key international platform for cooperation in protecting human rights."
Possible $2.5M payout for girl traumatized by Chicago police .
Chicago's City Council is expected to approve a $2.5 million settlement of an excessive-force lawsuit that accuses police of traumatizing a 3-year-old girl by pointing a gun at her chest and striking her handcuffed mother. A lawyer for Aretha Simmons, the girl's mother, says upcoming Chicago Police Department reforms don't address how officers treat children during arrests. Attorney Al Hofeld Jr. says "it is not even on CPD's radar.