Biden Administration Moves to Rejoin U.N. Human Rights Council

President Donald J. Trump withdrew the United States from the council in 2018, but the Biden administration plans to “engage with it in a principled fashion” going forward.

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Fiji Will Lead U.N. Rights Body, Over Russian and Chinese Opposition

The vote ended a proxy battle waged by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia, which sought to strengthen their influence by installing a more compliant candidate.

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America May Need International Intervention

Even Democrats may find it hard to imagine, but the “leader of the free world” would benefit from United Nations oversight.

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Venezuela Ordered Killings and Torture of Critics, U.N. Investigators Say

President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials were accused of being behind the detention of government critics and assaults by state security services.

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President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them?

History will not be kind to those who did nothing to try to stop Beijing’s human rights abuses.

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George Floyd’s Brother Urges U.N. to Investigate Police Killings in U.S.

“The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera is the way black people are treated by police in America,” Philonise Floyd told diplomats.

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Philippine Dissenters May Face Terrorist Designation

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign legislation defining terrorism so broadly that critics of the government could easily be detained without charge.

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