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  Failed United States' Leadership On Human Rights
Human rights emerged as a theoretical concept and political tool in the aftermath of WW II as numerous international treaties cultivated the legal responsibilities of the sovereign states to honor its citizens' inherent human rights.
State members, either the territorial state where the alleged crime was committed, or the nationality state of the accused violator, could request the prosecutor's investigation, but only under restrictive and complicated conditions.
Noting that the United States has the largest deployment of military personnel in the history of the world, often to the most troubled parts of the world at the very request of the United Nations, it would be not be in U.S. national interest to endorse the Rome Treaty.
www.humanistsofutah.org /2000/genjun2000.html   (2111 words)

 Human rights in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human rights in the United States of America are built on what has been described as a self-evident truth that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with natural human rights.
In regards to abortion, the right of women to terminate a pregnancy is generally contrasted with the rights of unborn children.
The United States is sometimes criticized for the effects of its border control efforts; for instance, between 1998 and 2004, 1,954 persons are officially reported to have died along the U.S.-Mexico border.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_rights_in_the_United_States   (3829 words)

 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH : United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Prompted by a 1996 Human Rights Watch report on human rights abuses in the state of Georgia, the Department of Justice (DOJ) concluded a year-long investigation of the state’s juvenile detention facilities in February 1998.
In a September report, Human Rights Watch called on the INS to end its use of jails to house immigration detainees; the jails’ punitive and rehabilitative nature are never appropriate for INS detainees who are simply awaiting immigration hearings and who are not accused or convicted of committing a crime.
Investigations by Human Rights Watch in three states foundthat nearly all children received little or no information about their right to be represented by an attorney in their immigration proceedings, in violation of international standards and in breach of a consent decree which binds the INS.
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 Human Rights
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago.
The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.
State Department's report on actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights.
www.state.gov /g/drl/hr   (500 words)

 China Views Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001
In 25 states, the youngest age eligible for death sentence is set at 17; and 21 states set that age at 16 or do not impose an age limit at all.
Although the United States sent a low-level delegation to the conference as a result of prompting and persuasion by the United Nations, it took the lead in opposing discussing slave trade and colonial compensation, expressed opposition to putting Zionism on a par with racism, and walked out of the conference midway.
Behaviors of the United States at the conference revealed its hypocrisy when it professes itself as "a world judge of human rights" and show how arrogant and isolated the hegemonic acts of the US government are.
www.fas.org /irp/news/2002/03/xin031102.html   (5498 words)

 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
www.un.org /Overview/rights.html   (1587 words)

 Human Rights
The U.S. and the West generally have forged a concept of human rights that dismisses the social and economic provisions of the Universal Declaration as mere rhetoric.
The selective eye of the West picks out just those rights that benefit the rich and powerful: Freedom of speech is of great value to those who can use it to achieve their ends, confident that unwanted thought will be marginalized and the mass of the population left effectively voiceless.
The social and economic rights of the Universal Declaration are peripheral concerns for those whose wealth and privilege guarantees them these amenities, and who profit from the denial of the rights to others.
www.zmag.org /chomsky/articles/loot9306-human-rights.html   (2095 words)

 Human Rights in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Webster's dictionary defines human rights as "rights (as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all persons." Being the politically correct dictionary that it is, Webster's fails to mention that these rights are given to mankind by their Creator, for no other ultimate authority can be appealed to.
The Bill of Rights was drafted because of the vagueness of the Constitution with respect to individual rights.
The death penalty for murder is not a human rights violation; it is a necessary evil in the world we live in.
www.carmical.net /articles/humanrights.html   (1606 words)

 Media Alert | Human Rights First Urges United States to Refrain from Transferring War Captives Outside Iraq
Human Rights First welcomes assurances by the United States that it intends to comply with Article 5 of the Third Geneva Convention by treating all belligerents captured in Iraq as prisoners of war (POWs) unless and until a competent tribunal determines that they are not entitled to POW status.
We are concerned, however, about reports indicating that the United States is considering transferring to Guantanamo those deemed not entitled to POW status by the Article 5 tribunals.
Human Rights First is also concerned by reports that the United States may be considering convening military commissions, authorized by the November 14 Military Order issued by President Bush, to try Iraqis or others captured in Iraq for violations of the crimes set out in the Pentagon's new draft rules for military commissions.
www.humanrightsfirst.org /media/2003_alerts/0408.htm   (730 words)

 The USA and Human Rights - Global Issues
The leaders of the United States of America are proud to present the picture of being the foremost bearers of human rights.
Many reported abuses took place in isolation units or during forced removal of prisoners from cells (‘cell extractions’).” The USA incidentally also has the world's largest prison population of roughly 2 million people, which accounts for approximately a quarter of the world's prison population.
So, to “prevent human rights abuses” by by-passing the United Nations suggests that the definition of human rights which the US wishes to uphold is different to what they helped create and sign.
www.globalissues.org /HumanRights/Abuses/USA.asp   (2793 words)

 Human Rights Watch: United States: :
Human Rights Watch wishes to express its deepest concern that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in the so-called Kentucky River Trilogy violates United States obligations under international human rights law and international labor law.
Five state prison systems in the United States permit the use of aggressive, unmuzzled dogs to terrify and even attack prisoners in efforts to remove them from their cells, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report.
In denying the fundamental right of habeas corpus to detainees held abroad, defining “unlawful enemy combatants” in a dangerously broad manner, and limiting protections against detainee mistreatment, the bill would undermine the rule of law and America’s ability to protect its own citizens from unjust treatment at the hands of other governments.
www.hrw.org /doc/?t=usa   (1268 words)

 Human Rights Record of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Human Rights Record of the United States (informally referred to as the "China Human Rights Report") is a publication on the annual human rights record in the United States of America, published by the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
The report was first issued in 1998 as a response to the United States' practice of criticizing China in its own annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which each of the Chinese reports cites in the first paragraph.
The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2003, published on March 1, 2004, again criticises the human rights record of the United States from six aspects: personal freedom and safety, political rights, labour conditions, racial discrimination, conditions of women, children and the elderly and U.S.' infringement upon human rights in other countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_Rights_Record_of_the_United_States   (704 words)

 PRC Views The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2004
It is quite ironic that on Feb. 28 of this year, the State Department of the United States once again posed as the "the world human rights police" and released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004.
The NewsWeek of the United States also reported last May that in Pennsylvania, Arizona and some other states, inmates are routinely stripped in front of others before being moved to a new prison or a new unit within their prison.
The United States refuses to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and took negative attitude to the economic, social and cultural rights of the laborers.
www.fas.org /irp/news/2005/03/prc-humanrights.html   (8404 words)

 Privacy and Human Rights 2003: United States of America
However, the United States has taken a sectoral approach to privacy regulation so that records held by third parties, such as consumer marketing profiles or telephone calling records, are generally not protected unless a legislature has enacted a specific law.
United States that the use of a thermal imaging device, without a warrant, to detect heat emanating from a person's residence constituted an illegal search under the Fourth Amendment.
The tort of privacy was first adopted in 1905 and all but two of the 50 states recognize a civil right of action for invasion of privacy in their laws.
www.privacyinternational.org /survey/phr2003/countries/unitedstates.htm   (4971 words)

 BRIA(15:2) Code Napoleon, Southern Black Codes, 1865, Death Penalty, Human Rights, United States
This was defined as “the right to enjoy and to dispose of one’s property in the most absolute fashion.” Since the Industrial Revolution had not yet taken hold in France, property mainly referred to land.
The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child bars both capital punishment and life imprisonment without the possibility of release for crimes committed by juveniles under 18 years of age.
State of Texas: The convention should not be ratified since each state and its people should democratically decide whether or not to have capital punishment.
www.crf-usa.org /bria/bria15_2.html   (6160 words)

 Human Rights in the United States: The Unfinished Story, Current Political Prisoners - Victims of COINTELPRO
And it is in the context, it is in the context of a human rights struggle.
Most of the political prisoners who are in prison now were born around the same time as me, right, around in the '40s and early '50s, and we grew up in the era of national liberation and struggles for human rights, and supposedly it was going to be the era of international law.
And he was a danger to the United States Government, if the United States Government was afraid of the rise of a fl messiah, because Fred had the ability, like Malcolm X, to articulate the hopes and aspirations of an entire nation of people.
www.ratical.org /co-globalize/CynthiaMcKinney/news/if000914HR.htm   (20391 words)

 United States Human Rights Network - Home
Underlying all human rights work in the United States is a commitment to challenge the pernicious belief that the United States is inherently superior to other countries of the world, and that neither the US government nor the US rights movements have anything to gain from the domestic application of human rights.
This training is a unique opportunity for immigrant and refugee rights organizers to gain useful skills in organizing, leadership developement capacity building, and incorporating popular education as a valuable tool in their work.
Houston, TX SHROC brings together human rights, civil rights and social justice activists from across the region to discuss common issues and develop more effective strategies for strengthening the human rights movement in the deep south.
www.ushrnetwork.org   (670 words)

 Human Rights - U.S. Embassy Seoul, Korea
The United States continues to work with partners in the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the United Nations in support of an independent international probe into the events that took place May 18 in Andijan, Uzbekistan.
The results of two polls – one taken in the United States and the other in eight African countries -- show substantial public dissatisfaction with their governments' responses to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
"Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right, and we are committed to building a world where human rights are respected and protected by the rule of law," President Bush says, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to the worldwide elimination of torture.
seoul.usembassy.gov /human_rights3.html   (554 words)

 Academic Programs in Human Rights in the United States and Abroad
This survey was prepared by Micheline Ishay and Chris Saeger, under the auspices of the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association, and with support of the Graduate School of International Studies.
This survey of human rights programs, concentrations and foci has been conducted for the purpose of informing interested students, scholars and activists.
Please note that MA or graduate programs in human rights offered outside the United States may require less coursework and may not be accredited in the same way as in the United States.
www.apsanet.org /~humanrights/program.htm   (179 words)

 Human & Constituional Rights, United States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Human and Constituional Rights, United States of America
The United States is located in North America, between Canada and Mexico.
Go to the STATES PAGE to view information relevant to a specific State or territory.
www.hrcr.org /national/t_z/Text/us.html   (170 words)

 Citizens Commission on Human Rights - Eastern United States Central Office -
CCHR was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.
CCHR Eastern United States is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, CCHR, and the CCHR logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
www.cchreus.org   (373 words)

 Human Rights & Human Diversity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is the first of a projected series of modules on international human rights.
This site is intended as a resource and not as a full-fledged course on human rights.
Teachers may pull out a unit or even a page at a time to fit in with their current courses.
www.unl.edu /HumanR/teach   (178 words)

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