Here's more on that disagreement about the proposal for a new UN Human Rights Council. The way Simon Tisdall reports it there are 'perceptions... that John Bolton, the US ambassador, is embarked on a "nihilist" slash and burn mission at the UN':
"The proposed new council is a major improvement," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.The main objection from the US?
Amnesty International said: "The US should not jeopardise... the best chance in decades to establish a more effective UN human rights body."
[T]hat under the new rules serial human rights abusers such as Zimbabwe and Syria, which gained seats on the UN commission in the past, could repeat the exercise in the new council unless voting arrangements are further tightened.As long as I look at that objection, it seems a reasonable one.