NYU professor points out the company the US will keep by quitting the UN’s Human Rights Council

On 19 June, the US announced it was pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) – just as President Donald Trump was facing significant criticism for his government’s treatment of immigrant children. The decision, and its timing, sparked a big reaction on Twitter.

Political scientist and New York University (NYU) professor Ian Bremmer, for example, made a pertinent point. He highlighted that the US now joins just three other countries that, accordingto the New York Times, “refuse to participate in the council’s meetings and deliberations”:

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