United Nations Human Rights Council: Background and Policy Issues [Updated February 26, 2019] [open pdf - 1MB]
"Over the years, many Members of Congress have demonstrated an ongoing interest in the role and effectiveness of the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council (the Council). The Council is the primary intergovernmental body mandated with addressing human rights on a global level. During the Obama Administration and the first part of the Trump Administration, the United States served three terms as a Council member. In June 2018, Trump Administration officials announced U.S. withdrawal from the Council, noting concerns with the Council's focus on Israel, overall ineffectiveness in addressing human rights issues, and lack of comprehensive reform."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33608
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/