Skip to comments.US agrees to improve human rights record in first UN assessment, but death penalty remains
Posted on 03/19/2011 11:17:48 AM PDT by Clairity
The United States on Friday disavowed torture and pledged to treat terror suspects humanely, but set aside calls to drop the death penalty, as the United Nations carried out its first review of Washingtonâs human rights record.
As part a groundbreaking commitment to improvement under the Obama administration, the U.S. joined the 47-nation Human Rights Council in 2009. And in doing so, submitted to more international scrutiny.
He said the U.S. would agree to improvements in areas ranging from civil rights to national security to immigration, including intolerance of torture and the humane treatment of suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.
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I really don’t care what the fags and baby rapers down at the U.N. think about America’s “human rights” record. If I were president, those bass turds would be long gone from my country. The U.N. is worthless and a waste of taxpayer money.
“human rights” my foot. Let us be more like Libya?? Libya got an award a week ago for its human rights.
Council adopts outcome of Universal Periodic Review on the United States, holds general debate on the Universal Periodic Review
Human Rights Council
18 March 2011
The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review on the United States and held a general debate on the Universal Periodic Review.
Speaking in the general debate on the Universal Periodic Review of the United States were Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, Algeria, China, Russian Federation, Egypt, Bolivia, Morocco and Botswana. Human Rights Watch, Indian Council of South America, Word Association for the School as an Instrument of Peace, Movement Contre le Racism and Pour L’amitie entre les Peuples, of Iranian Elite Research Centre, Charitable Institute for Protection of Social Victims, Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, Sudwind, Network of Women’s Non-governmental organizations in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Action Canada for Population and Development also took the floor.
Dear God! save us from these people.....
....I am not in the habit of "wising my life away", but I can't wait until Zer0 and his merry band of gay blades are relegated to the garbage dump of history...
Tell the UN to go FT.
Thou shalt not suffer a murderer to live. when American Law reflected the laws dictated by God Himself and we recognized those who shed innocent blood defile the land and only the shedding of blood can restore the land.
Forget Guantanamo in Cuba. What did the UN have to say about the treatment of Cubans by Castro?