How can countries that commit some of the worst human rights violations in the world sit as members of the United Nations Human Rights Council?
Journalist Josh Gelernter, in an article entitled, “Let’s Take a Cue From Brexit and Leave the UN” argued, “There is no fixing the UN,” and called for the creation of a “United Free Nations” in its stead.
Congressman Trent Franks chose a different title for a replacement body, saying the UN has “become an anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-democratic, anti-freedom mob … We need some type of alternative—a Covenant of Democratic Nations … We need to repeal and replace.”
As these efforts move forward, Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, a human rights organization that monitors the UN, is attempting to repeal and replace the roster of member nations of the UN’s Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Neuer provides compelling examples of human rights abuses by Saudi Arabia, China, Venezuela and Cuba before asking when those rogue states will lose their seat at the UN Human Rights Council.