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US exits UN rights body: Principled, or another retreat?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
It is the only item of business that appears automatically on the agenda of the 47-nation council, the world’s preeminent human rights body, year in and year out. The biased treatment of Israel has drawn criticism and admonishments to act more evenhandedly from numerous international human rights groups and world leaders – including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Beyond the case of Israel, these same critics have called on the Geneva-based council to address its other glaring shortcomings. read more


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