On Friday, March 23, the Council on human rights adopted five resolutions condemning Israel for its occupation of Palestinian land and other illegal activities.
At the same time, only two resolutions were devoted to Syria, where hundreds of thousands of people were victims of a seven-year civil war. Country South Sudan, Myanmar, Iran and North Korea «won» every – one resolution, reports the Times of Israel.
The U.S. permanent representative at the world organization, Nikki Haley, commenting on the adoption of five resolutions condemning Israel’s actions, said: «When the Council on human rights refers to Israel is worse than North Korea, Iran and Syria, it shows how it is unwise and unworthy of its name. The time has come to more reasonable countries to demand changes. Many countries agree that the Council’s agenda is full of bias against Israel, but few are willing to fight this.» Statement Haley is quoted by TASS.
«The United States continues to assess its membership in the Council on human rights. Our patience is not infinite. Today’s actions clearly demonstrate that this organization lacks the credibility that is required in order to be a true champion of human rights,» — said in a written statement, Haley issued by the United States permanent mission to the United Nations.
The HRC was created in 2006 to replace the Commission on human rights, which was often criticized for bias. The Council consists of 47 member States, each of which is elected by a majority vote of the members of the UN General Assembly by direct secret ballot.
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