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View of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council of United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 September 2017. Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms. (Photo by Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Congo, Pakistan, Afghanistan Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

The Trump administration slammed the U.N. Human Rights Council Monday after the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were among the countries with abysmal human rights records elected to the body in charge of promoting such rights across the globe.

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Anti-Israel U.N. Body Assigns ‘Privacy Expert’ to Review U.S. Terror Laws

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council – a body U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has repeatedly criticized for its anti-Israel bias and questionable membership – is sending a controversial “privacy expert” to the U.S. to analyze and critique privacy rights and anti-terror laws under President Trump.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a TV screen while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 27, 2017 in Geneva. The United Nations Human Rights Council opens its main annual session, with the US taking its seat for the first time under President Donald Trump's leadeships. …

Report: Trump Admin Questions Membership in UN Human Rights Council

It seems clear enough that the Trump administration is not pleased with the conduct of the U.N. Human Rights Council. According to the ever-popular roster of unnamed current and former U.S. officials, the administration is considering a complete withdrawal from the HRC, reports Politico.

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Video: Iran, North Korea, Cuba Slam U.S. at UN Human Rights Council

Following the Obama administration’s craven presentation of America’s–largely imaginary–human rights shortcomings to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Monday, the member states took their turns to add to the criticism. In many cases, the countries piling on were dictatorships that murder and persecute their own citizens with absolute impunity.