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In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing | American Civil Liberties Union

The Trump administration’s refusal to engage with an independent human rights body, which has played a historic role in fighting impunity and barbaric military dictatorships in the region, sets a dangerous precedent that mirrors the behavior of authoritarian regimes and will only serve to embolden them. It is a worrying sign that the administration, which has also said it would review future engagement with the U.N. Human Rights Council, is not only launching an assault on human rights at home. Rather it’s upping the ante and weakening the institutions that hold abusive governments accountable.

Let’s hope the no-show is temporary, and not a sign of what’s to come.

Source: In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing | American Civil Liberties Union

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