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The former U.S. Ambassador to the U. N. Nikki Haley reflects on her time at the United Nations and its relationship with President Trump.
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is calling for members of the U. N. to block the General Assembly of Venezuela of a place on the Human Rights Council.
“Venezuela is the last country that should sit on a Council that supposedly have the rights to protect,” Haley wrote in a scathing op-ed in the Miami Herald on Sunday. “And yet, because of the corrupt rules for membership in the HRC, the Maduro regime has a real chance of winning.”
Prior to Costa Rica, a proposition for the HRC, Venezuela was one of two Latin American countries, two predetermined points this week to run assembled for the region, the choice, in essence, it guarantees a place. Brazil is also looking to join the HRC. Haley implored U. N. members to vote for the Central American country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the “criminal, socialist, narco-state.”
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Haley said that while they expected that the opposition of Russia and China on their efforts to reform the long-maligned Council, while she was with the US Ambassador, surprised by the complacency of the countries, which traditionally supports human rights.
“It is hard to say what was worse: the tolerance, we found that violations of human rights, or the hypocrisy of the countries that should have known better,” she said. “Almost all of the pro-human-rights-countries agreed on the need for reform of the Council. But they refused to take a position in public.”
That self-satisfaction, writes Haley, is the reason why the United States decided to leave human rights Council during their term of office. You, however, on Thursday the vote for new members in the world’s leading human rights watchdog as a chance at partial redemption for the body.
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“The United States must continue to for the protection of human rights and people fighting. This is who we are. But the battle is not upon us alone,” said Haley. “If the U. N. General Assembly chooses Costa Rica instead of Venezuela, we know that a majority of the States of the world United.”
Human rights Council members serve three-year terms on a rotating calendar with a certain number of spots allowed for countries from different geographical regions. There are a total of 47 member States of the Council, which voted in a secret ballot.