Haley repeats threat to pull US from UN Human Rights Council

Citing the latest “one-sided” report against Israel by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Haley warned that the US is evaluating its future as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. 

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley once again threatened to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the backdrop of a biased report published by the Council’s High Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The report called for the UN to turn to the International Court of Justice (ICC) regarding alleged human rights failures on the part of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

“The report recommends that the UN General Assembly—through the Human Rights Council—ask the International Court of Justice to issue yet another advisory opinion focused on Israel, a move that is completely out of the purview of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,” Haley’s office said in a statement.

“It’s actions like these that are forcing us to evaluate the United States’ future on the Human Rights Council,” she stated. “The Council and indeed the entire United Nations were founded on the principles of equality and fairness. This report once again fails that mission.”

Haley made similar remarks last week, as the UNHRC began its three-week summer session, calling upon the body to “address its chronic anti-Israel bias if it is to have any credibility.”

She stressed that the report, titled “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,” was in no way impartial.

“Among other one-sided conclusions in the report, terror attacks by Hamas and other violent groups are brushed over, instead choosing to fixate on matters like the human rights practices of companies in the region,” her office said.

“This report is just the latest example of the Human Rights Council singling out Israel rather than focusing on the world’s actual human rights abusers,” she declared. “Not only does it undermine the credibility of the Human Rights Council on human rights issues, but it once again highlights the unfair bias of the UN when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

By: World Israel News Staff