United Nations Human Rights Council: Background and Policy Issues [Updated April 20, 2020] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Summary: "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. The United States was a member of the Council for two three-year terms during the Obama Administration, and a third term during the first part of the Trump Administration. In June 2018, the Trump Administration withdrew from the Council, noting concerns with the Council's focus on Israel, overall ineffectiveness in addressing human rights issues, and lack of reform. Some of the Council's activities are suspended or being implemented remotely due to concerns about COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33608
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/