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US President Joe Biden seeks to rejoin UN Human Rights Council
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce on Monday that the United States will return as an observer. The US pulled out of the Geneva-based body under the previous adminstration over its alleged anti-Israel bias.
UN rights body launches probe into Philippines drug war deaths
21 Jul 2019
The UN Human Rights Council will investigate extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. At least 6,000 people have been killed by police in the war on drugs, and rights groups think the number is much higher.