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UN Issues Scathing Assessment of U.S. Human Rights Record

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Jamil Dakwar

While in some areas, like LGBT rights and freedom of speech, the United States' human rights record fares far better than that of other parts of the world, in many areas -- including national security, criminal justice, social and economic rights, and immigration policy -- the U.S. has an abysmal record compared to other liberal democracies.

Russia Slams U.S. Human Rights Record

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Monday of double standards on human rights, criticising...

World Report 2012: Strengthen Support for 'Arab Spring'

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said that firm and consistent international support for peaceful protesters and government critics is the best way to pressure the autocrats in the Middle East and North Africa to end abuses and enhance basic freedoms.

UN Refugee Agency Applauds U.S. Government's Pledges

Charity Tooze | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Charity Tooze

Secretary Clinton's attendance at the conference is testament to the United States' leadership and commitment to protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees, stateless, and other vulnerable people worldwide.

We Must Protect Human Rights in the U.S.

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

The legislature's power is great in situations like these. As the sponsor of New York's recent Marriage Equality Act, I saw how effective lawmakers can be at advancing human rights when they set out to protect all of their constituents.

Remembering 9/11 and Reclaiming Accountability for Human Rights

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Jamil Dakwar

The U.S.-led 'War on Terror' has resulted in the erosion of hard-fought human rights achievements, including the absolute prohibition on torture, and undermined accountability mechanisms against governmental abuses of power.

Obama Administration Has Lost Leadership On Human Rights, Say Activists

washingtonpost.com | Colum Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 -- From the beginning, the Obama administration has unabashedly embraced the United Nations, pursuing a diplomatic strategy t...