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Clinton State Department Working With 'Advocacy Groups' to Prepare 'Human Rights' Report...
CNS NEWS.com ^ | March 12, 2010 | Penny Starr

Posted on 03/15/2010 1:33:32 AM PDT by Cindy

"Clinton State Department Working With 'Advocacy Groups' to Prepare 'Human Rights' Report on U.S. to Give to U.N." Friday, March 12, 2010 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer

SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that the State Department is soliciting comments from citizens, advocacy groups and other non-governmental organizations on the human rights record of the United States.

“Human rights are universal, but their experience is local. This is why we are committed to holding everyone to the same standard, including ourselves,” Clinton told a press briefing at the State Department, where she unveiled the “2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.”

Clinton said the U.S. is now gathering facts on its own record because – as a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council – it is participating in the UNHRC’s “universal periodic review” process.

The Obama administration’s decision to join the Human Rights Council was controversial. The Geneva-based, 47-member HRC faces numerous criticisms, chief among them the presence of countries with poor rights records. Iran is currently running for a seat on the council."

SNIPPET: "In addition to the United States, 15 countries will undergo UPR by the U.N. Human Rights Council this year: They include Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Lebanon, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Andorra, Bulgaria and Croatia."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aclu; adc; bhostatedept; clinton; hillary; hillaryclinton; humanrights; humanrightsfirst; naacp; soshillary; un; unhrc; unitednations; upr

1 posted on 03/15/2010 1:33:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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LET’S READ:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/unhrc/index


2 posted on 03/15/2010 1:35:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.upr-info.org/-UPR-Process-.html

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/upr/index.htm


3 posted on 03/15/2010 1:37:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Photo included.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/62675

“State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report Does Not Examine U.S., But the Next Report Will”
Friday, March 12, 2010
By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor

SNIPPET: “(CNSNews.com) – This year’s annual State Department report on human rights around the world does not include a section on the United States, but the department is already working on a report that does focus on the U.S. In releasing the report on Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters the Obama administration was “committed to holding everyone to the same standard, including ourselves.”

Administration officials noted that a report on the U.S. human rights record is being prepared for release to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council later this year.”

SNIPPET: “In gathering information for use in the administration’s report for the UPR, consultations are being held across the nation involving government officials, citizens and civil society organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP, Human Rights First and American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.”

SNIPPET: “As for the U.S. UPR in the fall, Bayefsky predicted it would be “an opportunity for rights-abusing states to take pot shots at the U.S., knowing that they risk nothing.””


4 posted on 03/15/2010 1:44:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: kristinn

ping


5 posted on 03/15/2010 1:45:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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SNIPPET from post no. 4:


SNIPPET: “In gathering information for use in the administration’s report for the UPR, consultations are being held across the nation involving government officials, citizens and civil society organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP, Human Rights First and American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.”

6 posted on 03/15/2010 1:46:05 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/aclu/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/naacp/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/humanrightsfirst/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/adc/index


7 posted on 03/15/2010 1:51:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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NAACP ?
And just what can those morons contribute ?
8 posted on 03/15/2010 1:58:38 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (More than 30 years in the field, and I never met a single black programmer.)
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Here’s a group Hillary needs to contact:

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20100314_Students_say_assault_report_is_lacking.html


9 posted on 03/15/2010 2:05:53 AM PDT by gusopol3
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