US quits UN human rights council
The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is "hypocritical and self-serving" and "makes a mockery of human rights", said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN. Ms Haley last year accused the council of "chronic anti-Israel bias" and said the US was reviewing its membership. Formed in 2006, the council has been criticised for allowing countries with questionable human rights records to be members.