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    U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    UNITED NATIONS - The United States submitted Friday at the United Nations to unprecedented public scrutiny of its human rights record, drawing censure from friends and rivals for its policies on detention and the death penalty but also praise from allies for its candor and willingness to accept constructive criticism.

    A delegation of top officials, led by Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer, gave diplomats at the U.N. Human Rights Council a detailed account of U.S. human rights shortcomings and the Obama administration's efforts to redress them. It marked the first time the United States has subjected its rights record to examination before the Geneva-based council as part of a procedure that requires all states to allow their counterparts to grade their conduct.
    Also of importance: Universal Periodic Review

    I find that this is a show of good faith to participate, even if it means being hypocritically criticised by 'enemies'. Hopefully they were guffawed when they made their statements. They may be less willing to be open and address human rights issued if the UN's leading member did not participate. Improvements here will lead to more effectivity to address improvements there I would hope.

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    Re: U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    Queue the "APOLOGIZING FOR AMERICA" crowd.
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    Re: U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    I don't really see why this is particularly special. Doesn't the US get graded for human rights by a number of other organizations, like amnesty international, how is this any different? Has this actually got any teeth?

    Forget apologizing for America, if there were Americans who committed war crimes it isn't the country fault, its the criminals. And we don't need the UN to judge criminals, we have a perfectly good criminal justice apparatus right here, our government just chooses not to use it when the people violating human rights are the president or the cabinet. That's what we really ought to do, leave the UN out of it and try our war criminals ourselves.

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    The United Nationa Human Rights Council is a ****ing joke.

    Some of it's members include Cuba, Russia, Thailand, Sengal, Uganda, Lybia and Saudi Arabia.

    The fact that our government submitted to judgement by these countries, goes to show that we have weak and inefective leadership at the highest levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The United Nationa Human Rights Council is a ****ing joke.

    Some of it's members include Cuba, Russia, Thailand, Sengal, Uganda, Lybia and Saudi Arabia.

    The fact that our government submitted to judgement by these countries, goes to show that we have weak and inefective leadership at the highest levels.
    Yes, these members also include the U.S., France, Spain, Belgium etc. The point is for the U.S. to not hand down judgement while keeping its own record a hush-hush secret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, these members also include the U.S., France, Spain, Belgium etc. The point is for the U.S. to not hand down judgement while keeping its own record a hush-hush secret.
    I would like to see them take countries like Angola and Mauratania off the HRC, then pass judgement on The United States. Until then, this is a ****ing joke.
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    Re: U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    Shouldn't have bothered posting this ic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Shouldn't have bothered posting this ic.
    What's wrong? Disappointed, because someone thinks the UN scapegoating the United States is a ****ing joke?

    What fairy tale world do you live in, that made you believe that everyone would jump for joy, because the US is being scoped by the UN HRC?
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    Re: U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's wrong? Disappointed, because someone thinks the UN scapegoating the United States is a ****ing joke?

    What fairy tale world do you live in, that made you believe that everyone would jump for joy, because the US is being scoped by the UN HRC?
    Is it your opinion that America has done nothing wrong or is it your opinion that we shouldn't care?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: U.S. offers its human rights record for U.N. review

    I am sick to damn death of the I hate America bunch.

    Lets take all of the people the U.S.A. have freed from bondage, murder, torture etc. and measure those numbers against any other number the blame America first bunch want, and see what comes out on top.

    When Rwanda was under attacked Koffee Annon ordered the Canadian General on the ground not to stop the genocide, when it could be stopped with almost no killings.

    That was a crime and he went on to be Secretary General.

    Give me a break.

    We really do need to deport all Illegals, and the blame America fisrt bunch with them.

    We could then have a Nation run by the rule of law under the Constitution.

    We would automatically be rid of the Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, and hundreds of others.

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