Thursday, 7 May 2009

United States Human Rights Commitments

A few weeks ago, the United States government announced its intention to run for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Although this is an alection, apparently New Zealand has agreed to stand aside so that this will be, essentially, uncontested. Nevertheless, all candidate countries are required to make pledges and commitments about human rights. Those of the United States were announced last week:

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