Human Rights in the United States

The human rights record of the United States is a controversial and complex issue. The United States has been praised for its progressive human rights record at times and criticized for some of its policies and practices at other times. Historically, the United States has been committed to the principle of liberty and has sheltered many political and economic refugees in times of international strife. It has a powerful and independent judiciary and a constitution that enforces separation of powers to prevent tyranny … (full huge long text).

… The U.S. has signed and ratified the following human rights treaties (all UN-links included in the following wikipedia-articles):

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR);

Optional protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict;

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment;

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees;

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography;

Non-binding treaties voted for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

Books on blacks and development;

Black Manifesto, by The Black National Economic Conference, July 10, 1969.

The Economics of Black Community Development, 1970;

Calling the Kettle Black, April 23, 2008;

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