March 13, 2010

U.S. Human Rights Report Shines Tough Spotlight

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The US State Department’s annual human-rights report – a 360-degree snapshot of the grievances of the citizens of this country and others – comes as a helping hand in a country where human-rights violations abound. But for all its good intentions, the report should be taken with a grain of salt, for in the US as much as in Lebanon, the reforms needed to address the source of human-rights violations remain equally elusive.

A quick look at the less-than-stellar US record in the field of health is eye-opening to those who remain unaware that, in many areas of its social policies, the country is far from being a model of human rights. The...

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