January 10, 2011
Grading Obama on Human Rights
Chatham House, Chatham House
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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