The U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva called the women’s rights panel’s “spurious allegations” against the United States for allegedly restricting access to abortion during the CCP Virus pandemic.
“This is a perversion of the human rights system and of the founding principles of the United Nations,” the mission replied, and reminded the accusatory panel of the human rights violations perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), quoted The Washington Free Beacon of Sept. 3.
“The Chinese Communist Party is currently leading in forced abortion, forced sterilization, and forced birth control in Xinjiang,” said the letter sent by the mission in response to the UN panel.
It added, “These are real human rights abuses, involving millions of women and girls and their health, on an industrial scale, directed against a vulnerable ethnic and religious minority.”
The mission also backed up its response by citing a statement by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, issued on June 1, 2020, on the lack of a “right to abortion.”
The UN, “Does not promote, much less impose, abortion on anyone, nor does it intend to do so,” Guterres wrote in accordance with the U.N. Charter, noting that this is a matter for the domestic jurisdiction of each state.
The mission noted in its response the silence the U.N. maintains on the human rights violations perpetrated by the CCP, while it does take time to intervene in the internal affairs of the United States.
The CCP’s strong influence at the U.N. has caused unrest in the international community.
Several CCP representatives were appointed to a U.N. Human Rights Council panel despite its troubling record of systematic human rights abuses and its questionable response to the CCP Virus pandemic that began in China and continues to cause disaster around the world.
The move was criticized by the executive director of U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based human rights watchdog, Hillel Neuer, among others.
“No joke: China joins U.N. Human Rights Council panel, where it will help select the U.N.’s next world monitors on freedom of speech, enforced disappearances & arbitrary detention—and on health. That’s like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief,” Neuer tweeted.
No joke: #China joins U.N. Human Rights Council panel, where it will help select the U.N.'s next world monitors on freedom of speech, enforced disappearances & arbitrary detention—and on health. That's like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief. https://t.co/DqFY90rd6I
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) April 3, 2020
The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2018. Then-U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said her country’s sense of commitment “does not allow us to continue to be part of a hypocritical and selfish organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”
“China was appointed on Wed to a UN Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators—including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, & arbitrary detention.
🤦🏽♀️You can’t make this up!,” Haley wrote.
China was appointed on Wed to a UN Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators — including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, & arbitrary detention.
🤦🏽♀️You can’t make this up! https://t.co/fULmWtfFSZ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) April 4, 2020