Nikki Haley won't be remembered as defender of human rights: HRW official
The United Nations will not remember Nikki Haley, the outgoing US Ambassador to the world body, as a "defender" of human rights, says Louis Charbonneau, the UN Director at Human Rights Watch (HRW).
According to Press TV, Charbonneau said in a statement published on the HRW website on Wednesday Haley "will not be remembered as a staunch defender of human rights."
On June 19, Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jointly announced Washington's withdrawal from the UNHRC over what they called the body’s entrenched bias against Zionist regime.
The Council called the withdrawal as "a sad reflection of the US administration's one-dimensional rights policy," stressing that Washington’s defense of Israeli abuses takes precedence above everything else.
After the UNHRC's formation in 2006, the administration of then-US President George Bush announced that it would not seek a seat on the Council. The boycott continued until 2009, when under President Barack Obama the White House announced willingness to join the Council.
Since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, the US has also quit the UN cultural agency UNESCO and announced its withdrawal from the UN-backed Paris Climate Agreement and Iran Nuclear Deal.