Wednesday, August 25, 2010

U.S. human rights report hails Obama practices

Washington Times
August 24, 2010

A new State Department report on America's human rights record praises many of President Obama's domestic reforms in making the case to the world body for U.S. progress on human rights.

The 29-page report is the first to be submitted by the United States this week to the U.N. Human Rights Council and will be the basis of a human rights audit that U.S. representatives will take part in later this year.

The human rights audit, also known as the universal periodic review, is required of all U.N. member states. China, Iran and North Korea have already submitted their human rights records to the review.