The US Withdraws From The UN Human Rights Council

In mid-June 2018, the US announced its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council. It sat in the Council for the third time since the establishment of the organ in 2006. This time, however, it left its three-year mandate (2017–2019) unfinished. The paper analyses the four main arguments that the US put forward to justify its withdrawal from the Council. It shows that while some of the arguments have some merit, none is truly convincing. The paper also warns against any re-assessment of the current Czech candidacy to the Council.

You can read the full paper here. The Discussion Paper in Czech language is available here.

The author is Veronika BílkováSenior Researcher and the Coordinator of the Centre for International Law.