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  • For too long, the Human Rights Council

  • has been a protector of human rights abusers

  • and a cesspool of political bias.

  • Regrettably, it is now clear that our call for reform

  • was not heeded.

  • Therefore, as we said we would do a year ago, if we did not

  • see any progress, the United States

  • is officially withdrawing from the Human Rights Council.

  • In doing so, I want to make it crystal clear

  • that this step is not a retreat from human rights commitments.

  • On the contrary, we take this step because our commitment

  • does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical

  • and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human

  • rights.

For too long, the Human Rights Council

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