Following the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council in 2018 over the body’s “long-standing bias against Israel,” the Biden administration has announced its return to the United States.
Israel is the only country in the world that is a regular item on the agenda of Human Rights Council meetings. Under Agenda 7, the topic of “Human Rights Situation in Israel and Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories” becomes standard during each session. No other country has been subjected to such a study by the UNHRC. The Human Rights Council has condemned Israel in more resolutions than any other country in the world.
In 2018, the United States withdrew from the Human Rights Council. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nicky Haley called the council a “pro-Israel cesspool” with a “long-standing pro-Israel” stance. “We cannot be part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that mocks human rights,” the bad member notes of human rights violations.
This is not the first time the United States has decided to exclude itself from the Council. When the International Organization was founded in 2006, the then Bush administration failed to join the council and stuck to the role of observer. The United States has already said that the Council is focusing on Israel. Under President Obama, the United States played a key role in the Human Rights Council in the hope of bringing about change from within. However, the developments failed to work, and the United States retreated under Trump.
Under President Joe Biden, the United States is the UN. Returning to the system. The U.S. indictment in Geneva has told the Human Rights Council that the United States will once again play a monitoring role. According to US diplomats, this is a precursor to full membership.
“The UN Human Rights Council is flawed and needs reform, but running around will not solve it.” State Secretary Anthony Blingen. “The best way to achieve the board’s potential is through strong and principled U.S. leadership,” Blingen said Twitter.
Secretary of State of the United States Hope About the reforms he thinks. “When it works well, the UN Human Rights Council shines a light on countries with the worst human rights record, and can serve as a beacon for those fighting injustice and tyranny.”
The Netherlands is also a member of the controversial Human Rights Council
The Netherlands sits at the UN Human Rights Council under the guise of reforming the body from within. The Netherlands has therefore spoken out against Agenda 7, which is a “historical disorder.” The standard agenda item led to “an unacceptable and unequal treatment of Israel.” The Dutch UN has said that this view of the permanent agenda is the position of the Netherlands for many years. Representation insists. “All countries use the same objective criteria,” said Foreign Minister Steph Black. On Twitter. Despite the excellent wording, the Netherlands is in favor of resolutions under Agenda 7.
Initially, Coalition party Kristenuni was against the Netherlands’ place in the Human Rights Council. However, the party changed its mind after Minister Black promised that the Netherlands would pledge reform of the Assembly, including a negative outcry with Israel. However, the voting behavior of the Dutch delegation to the UN shows that the Netherlands is participating in the anti-Israel circus at the Human Rights Council. In a word, the Dutch government says it is determined to get rid of the infamous Agenda 7, but in fact the Netherlands maintains Agenda 7 by voting for resolutions under this agenda.