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.
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.
Even Democrats may find it hard to imagine, but the “leader of the free world” would benefit from United Nations oversight.
President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials were accused of being behind the detention of government critics and assaults by state security services.
History will not be kind to those who did nothing to try to stop Beijing’s human rights abuses.
“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.
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign legislation defining terrorism so broadly that critics of the government could easily be detained without charge.