Skip to comments.Why the UN is wary of the US position on human rights(Barf alert)
Posted on 05/09/2017 7:05:05 AM PDT by Ennis85
United Nations aid agencies in Geneva were nervous before Donald Trump was elected: his rhetoric on all sorts of key issues, from migrants to torture, was deeply worrying to a community dedicated to upholding what it believes are fundamental human rights.
Once candidate Trump became President Trump, the nervousness increased. The executive order on immigration seemed, to many aid workers, to betray an almost total lack of understanding and compassion for the world's most vulnerable people. Now, 100 days in, there is a sense of wariness. Although that key executive order on immigration may have been stayed by the US courts, there is unease at what may come next. On 1 May, the UN human rights commissioner, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, warned that he was "watching the US very carefully". His remarks were made in the context of Donald Trump's "very friendly" conversation with President Duterte of the Philippines, and his invitation to Mr Duterte to visit the White House. John Fisher, Geneva director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), describes the invitation as an "uncritical embrace" and "entirely inappropriate". This week, the Philippines is due to be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. HRW, which has submitted evidence to the UN review, has described President Duterte's war on drugs as "nothing less than a murderous war on the poor", in which more than 7,000 people have been killed in less than a year in a campaign HRW believes could amount to a crime against humanity.
Human rights commissioner Mr Zeid said he expected a "clear and undiluted" message on human rights from Washington to Manila during any White House visit, and that was what he would be watching for.
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BBC and the UN, what you’d expect.
What those UN creatures, are really worry about is that if the Republicans ever get their act together, their funding will evaporate.
oxy - moron
UN and human rights.....
Where the moron comes after the oxy.
Only Tuesday Freepers.
Oh, we understand these "vulnerable people" all right. We understand them very well.
And by the way BBC, it is not the job of ANY nation's leadership to place the concerns of foreigners over those of the citizenry. Quite the opposite.
Al Hussein is from Jordan. How many illegals do they take in per year? I know there are plenty of “Palestinians” who would want in.
The UN should move to Paris.
BFD (nice use of punctuation to the author BTW).
Do you think any right-thinking American gives a tinker's damn if the UN objects to any of our actions? We have all the marbles, own the field, the ball, and the concession stands. The UN seems to think since some of the cheerleaders are American it means something. It doesn't.
>>The UN should move to Paris.<<
The UN should move to Yemen. You love your muzzies so much? Go and be with them at all times!
The UN just put Saudi Arabia in charge of Women’s Rights.
Heck yeah I’d expect the UN be nervous about US position on human rights.
The UN needs to be reminded DAILY, that the US is STILL a SOVEREIGN NATION, not a part of their MARXIST WORLD CONTROL AGENDA.
I hope Trump goes to the UN and reads them the riot act.
Personally, I wish he would tell them that we’re pulling out of the UN, and that we’re turning it into living quarters and a rehab and education center for the homeless in NYC.