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"Occupy For Human Rights": The U.S. Government Should Protect the Human Rights of All People

Chandra Bhatnagar | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Chandra Bhatnagar

December 10th is Human Rights Day, a day when people and governments around the world will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recommit to protecting and promoting human rights.

We Must Protect Human Rights in the U.S.

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay 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.