Senator Patrick Leahy on Human Rights
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about U.S. leadership on human rights issues. In his speech, he said it… read more
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about U.S. leadership on human rights issues. In his speech, he said it was time to close down Guantanamo Bay and that “countries that respect human rights do not lock away prisoners indefinitely without trial.” He also said the U.S. was the only NATO country that had not signed the land mine treaty and was concerned about the lack of government openness over the use of drones.
“U.S. Leadership on Human Rights: A View from 39 Years in the Senate” was the keynote speech of the second-annual “Human Rights Summit: American Ideals, Universal Values,” held by Human Rights First at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It coincided with the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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