Trump administration quits UN Human Rights Council, exposing the dangers of complacency on human rights

Trump administration quits UN Human Rights Council, exposing the dangers of complacency on human rights

The Trump administration has announced that it will quit the UN Human Rights Council, effective immediately. Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, who is in Geneva for the current session of the Human Rights Council, said the move was widely expected by advocates and diplomats and is the latest step in the United States’ retreat from human rights and multilateralism.

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