[JURIST] The US Department of State [official website] announced on Wednesday that it would pursue a second term [press release] on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website]. In continuing its membership, the US intends to further its stand against the council’s "biased and disproportional focus on Israel," and push the council to "address a broad range of urgent and serious human rights concerns worldwide." The State Department highlighted the accomplishments [fact sheet] of the UNHRC over the last…