A Single Standard for Human Rights

Amnesty International U.S.A., an independent human rights organization, sponsored a forum on human rights during its annual general meeting in… read more

Amnesty International U.S.A., an independent human rights organization, sponsored a forum on human rights during its annual general meeting in Washington, DC. The forum, entitled “A Single Standard for Human Rights: Ratification Now,” attempted to determine a single set of criteria for human rights for all people. Speakers discussed four treaties concerning human rights to be introduced to Congress which deal with the rights of children, the rights of women, the rights of minorities against racial discrimination, and civil and political rights for all people. The U.S. ratified the international treaty against genocide in 1988, the Senate ratified the treaty against torture in 1990, and a few weeks ago the Senate approved the treaty against forced labor. Speakers in the forum advocated ratification of the four treaties, which differ from the previously ratified treaties in that the ratified treaty may directly affect people in the U.S., in the name of international human rights. close

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Program ID:
18411-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 14, 1991 | 8:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 17, 1991 | 9:26am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 14, 1991 | 8:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 14, 1991 | 11:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 15, 1991 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 1991 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 1991 | 9:26am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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