President Trump, claiming the U.N. Human Rights Council had become “a grave embarrassment to this institution,” said the US would not return to it without real reform and would provide neither support nor recognition to the International Criminal Court for similar reasons.
He added, “We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy.”
Those comments, Human Rights Watch just said in a statement to CNN’s Richard Roth, “are music to the ears of tyrants and war criminals.”
“His opposition to justice for victims of mass slaughter is yet another retreat by this administration on human rights. But this attack on international justice will backfire, just as it did under the Bush administration,” Richard Dicker, director of Human Rights Watch’s international justice program, said.