CSUSB political science professor says U.S. should drop out of UN Human Rights Council

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The Hill — In an opinion column, Alemayehu G. Mariam, professor of political science at Cal State San Bernardino, makes a case for the United States to drop out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, writing that it has become a “haven for dictators.”

He wrote: “U.S. proposals to reform the HRC by denying membership to the worst human rights abusers; even-handed criticism of all violators; use of competitive voting instead of assignment by regional blocs; and increased accountability are steps in the right direction, but will ultimately prove futile as they have with the discredited U.N. Commission on Human Rights.

“Continued U.S. membership in the HRC merely legitimizes HRC’s global human rights grandstanding and window-dressing in promoting and defending human rights. HRC is broken beyond repair.”

The article was published June 9, 2017.

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