UN human rights chief watching US under Trump ‘very closely’

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned last year that Mr Trump’s election could be dangerous for the world.

Speaking to reporters in Geneva on Monday, Mr Zeid said he had noticed a “change in some of the rhetoric” since Mr Trump assumed office, and expressed hope that the American leader’s worrisome campaign trail rhetoric on issues like torture would “dissipate”.

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