Grading Obama on Human Rights

Grading Obama on Human Rights

Obama has re-engaged with the United Nations, recognising that it 'can still play an indispensable role in the advance of human rights'. In particular, in 2009 the US joined the principal, albeit flawed, international human rights body, the Human Rights Council. US participation achieved a new resolution on freedom of expression and a fact-finding mandate on freedom of association, and prevented relaxation of the scrutiny of many states.

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