Eileen Chamberlain Donohoe, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, spoke this afternoon at Stanford Law School. She articulated five goals for the U.S. in the upcoming years at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
1. Improve the Council’s ability to respond in real time to human rights emergencies, including taking preventative measures.
2. Support victims of human rights abuses.
3. Promote a more diverse mix of issues that are addressed by the Council.
4. Lower resistance to investigations of violations committed by individual countries.
5. Promote human rights defenders in all jurisdictions.