PressTV-US halts coop with UN in rights probes

The administration of US President Donald Trump has ended cooperation with the United Nations into human rights violations by the United States.

The state department quietly ceased to respond to official complaints from UN special rapporteurs, The Guardian reported Friday.

Since May 7, 2018, the rapporteurs have not received a response to their inquiries and at least 13 requests have been unanswered.

Among the issues are separation of children from their families at the US border with Mexico amid Trump’s crackdown on the caravan of immigrants trying to enter the United States.

Felipe González Morales, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, said he has tried to set up a formal visit by approaching the administration twice but to no avail.

“In the absence of an official visit, we cannot publish a country report to be presented to the UN human rights council,” he said.

The administration of former President…

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