According to the Washington Post, U.S. to Join U.N. Human Rights Council
The Obama administration decided Tuesday to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, reversing a decision by the Bush administration to shun the United Nations’ premier rights body to protest the influence of repressive states, according to U.N. diplomats and rights activists.
The United States will participate in elections in May for one of three seats on the 47-member council, joining a slate that includes Belgium, Norway and New Zealand. New Zealand has offered to step aside to allow the United States to run unchallenged, according to a U.S. official.
As Anne Bayefsky put it, the current administration is following A Foreign Policy of Obsequiousness.
Ralph Peter has a list itemizing O’s foreign failures. Add this one to the list.
The Sword of Islam, the Pen of the UN
Here’s the roster of UN Human Rights Council members.