UN Comittee on Human Rights Blasts US Human Rights Record
The United Nations Committee on Human Rights issued a report on this day blasting the human rights of the United States. The UN Committee expressed “deep concern” about: (1) the U.S. “targeted killing” program; (2) the lack of progress in the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, where terrorist suspects are being held; (3) the “secrecy and lack of accountability” in policies of President George W. Bush’s administration; (4) race discrimination in the application of the death penalty in the U.S.; (5) the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons; and other violations of human rights.
The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 15, 1948.
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