UN coun­cil ‘bi­ased’

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

NIKKI Ha­ley, the US Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the UN, has ac­cused the UN Hu­man Rights Coun­cil of fail­ing and of be­ing bi­ased.

De­liv­er­ing a land­mark speech ti­tled, “A Place for Con­science: The Fu­ture of the United States in the Hu­man Rights Coun­cil”, at the Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute in Geneva, Ha­ley reaf­firmed the US be­lief that no one should be de­nied ba­sic hu­man rights.

But she said the coun­cil was fail­ing in its mis­sion.

She noted that no spe­cial ses­sions had been called to high­light hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions per­pe­trated by the gov­ern­ments of Venezuela, Cuba, Rus­sia or Zim­babwe. ANA

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.