ACLU Statement on Nikki Haley Address to U.N. Human Rights Council
GENEVA — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivered remarks to the U.N. Human Rights Council today.
Jamil Dakwar, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program, attended the session and had this reaction:
“It’s hard to take Ambassador Haley seriously on U.S. support for human rights in light of Trump administration actions like the Muslim ban and immigration crackdowns. Regardless of the party in power, the U.S. needs to lead by example and practice what it preaches on human rights.
“The U.S. must get its own house in order and make human rights at home a priority, then it can begin to credibly demand the same of other countries abroad.”
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