The UN Human Rights Council is a sham — and yet the Biden administration is groveling before it.
by Jed Babbin
July 18, 2021, 11:46 PM
On Tuesday, the UN Human Rights Council resolved to address systemic racism against Africans and people of African descent in the context of law enforcement. It was, as is usual for the UN, a setup to bash the United States.
By no coincidence, on that same day, Secretary of State Antony Blinken invited the UNHRC to formally investigate “the scourge of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia” in the United States. In a statement accompanying the invitation, Blinken said, “Responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record; rather, they should acknowledge it with the intent to improve.”
Blinken’s statement continued,
As the President has repeatedly made clear, great nations such as ours do not hide from our shortcomings; they acknowledge them openly and strive to improve with transparency. It is in this context that the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues…. As a first step, we have reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.