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Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council?

Added 02-24-21 11:34:03am EST - “The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Trying to rebound after painful losses, the British party appears to be courting conservative and white voters—and losing its core principles in the process.

The Roman pontiff is traveling with a message of peace to a country where the Christian population has been decimated.

Shadow Government: Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council? Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Righ...

This article is part of Foreign Policy’s ongoing coverage of U.S. President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, detailing key administration policies as they get drafted—and the people who will put them into practice.

Against the backdrop of crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in a video message this week—a first for an American diplomat since Washington withdrew from the council under the previous administration. But it will take more than a speech by Blinken to reform this deeply flawed body, which boasts perennial human rights abusers such as China and Russia among its members and devotes much of its time to castigating Israel. President Joe Biden’s team needs a plan. And failing that, the administration should push ahead at double speed to institute a new body backed by the world’s free and democratic states, not its worst human rights abusers.

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