United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration was endangering public health and the rights of children with its policies on the environment and migration, reports Reuters.
In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the former Chilean president decried Washington’s moves to roll back environmental protections, including for waterways and wetlands, in its drive to deregulate the U.S. economy.
Bachelet also criticized U.S. migration policies that she said raised significant human rights concerns. “Reducing the number of people trying to enter the country should not be done in disregard of (international) asylum and migrant protections. The situation of children in detention is of particular concern,” she said.