New York: In a Statement by Ambassador Haley on the Election of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the UN Human Rights Council she said that the HRC cannot endure many more blows to its credibility before it is rendered absolutely meaningless.
That is why the United States is leading an effort to reform the HRC, most recently through a ministerial meeting during UN General Assembly High-Level week, where more than 40 countries called for a more effective HRC. Countries that aggressively violate human rights at home should not be in a position to guard the human rights of others. Human rights are too important to let a backward and broken system go unchecked and unreformed.
People around the world are losing their inalienable rights and freedoms at the hands of oppressive regimes. We need a unified voice of moral clarity with backbone and integrity to call out abusive governments. This election has once again proven that the Human Rights Council, as presently constituted, is not that voice.