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Obama Raises Need For Improved Human Rights In Malaysia

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he had raised the need for improved human rights in Malaysia with the country'...

Zach Carter

Obama Reps Stall Rights Treaty For The Blind

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Delegates from the United States and the European Union have managed to delay a key human rights treaty for the blind until at least 201...

"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.

WATCH: Obama Speaks On Human Rights In Brazil

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is speaking in Brazil Sunday afternoon on human rights issues and the relationship the United States shares with the South Amer...

Obama To Press China On Human Rights

Washington Post | Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is planning to refocus attention on China's record of suppressing free speech and political freedom in the coming weeks, despite the r...

Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls, (Part IV)

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Note: This is the fourth installment in a series of commentaries I intend to offer on U.S. foreign policy (or lack thereof as some would argue) in Eth...

Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls, (Part III)

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Note: This is the third installment in a series of commentaries I intend to offer on U.S. foreign policy (or lack thereof as some would argue) in Eth...

Obama's Human Rights Record a Disappointment

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's failure to more boldly address human rights concerns has alienated much of Obama's progressive base of support.

Human Rights Group Gives Obama Mixed Reviews

AP | BARRY SCHWEID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has stressed the challenge of restoring America's credibility on human rights in his first year in office, b...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Huddles With Human Rights Groups Before Security Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under heavy criticism for a series of decisions on national security that resembled, for some, those of the Bush years, President Barack Obama hosted ...

Obama Must Emphasize Human Rights

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC, January 14, 2009) - The incoming Obama administration will need to put human rights at the heart of foreign, domestic, and security p...