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US elected to UN Human Rights Council that Trump quit (Al Jazeera)

The United States has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time since the Trump administration quit the international body in 2018, citing what it called “chronic bias” against Israel.

The Department of State announced on Tuesday that Washington won a seat on the council for its next term, starting in 2022.

US elected to UN Human Rights Council that Trump quit | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera

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Does Joe Biden Really Want To Reform the U.N. Human Rights Council? (Brett D. Schaefer, Danielle Pletka, The Heritage Foundation)

The Biden administration entered office with an impassioned promise of commitment to the primacy of democracy, alliances, and human rights. Many welcomed what they saw as a reversal of the Trump years. In line with that commitment, President Joe Biden directed his State Department to reengage, fund, and seek a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, which Trump had abandoned when his reform efforts were rebuffed.

Does Joe Biden Really Want To Reform the U.N. Human Rights Council? | The Heritage Foundation

This piece originally appeared in 19fortyfive