China, Iran entered the line to analyse the United States at the body of UN rights

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By: Tanumoy Banerjee

Last Update: 2020-11-10 13:32:28 IST

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In those trying to challenge and scrutinise the United States were rivals from countries such as Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Russia and China, as the Human Rights Council offered the US its role in a routine analysis of the human rights abuses of any UN member country recognised as the review conference.

The United States will have to go through its first evaluation in five years at the United Nations' largest human rights agency, with the arrests of refugee children and the shootings of innocent Black citizens high on the agenda under the Trump administration 's term. 

In those trying to challenge and scrutinise the United States were rivals from countries such as Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Russia and China, as the Human Rights Council offered the US its role in a routine analysis of the human rights abuses of any UN member country recognised as the review conference. 

Andrew Bremberg, US Ambassador, said the beauty of the US political system is that" it allows for constant review, activism and discussion, fueling change and improvement, "and said that" we are prepared to admit our weaknesses publicly. 

"While we are seeing a moment of extraordinary erosion of human rights by oppressive regimes around the world, standing up for human rights and fundamental freedoms is more relevant than ever, and we do so by showing that we welcome openness and critical criticism," Bremberg said in his inaugural speech.

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