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US Submits First Ever Human Rights Report to the UN

HeadlineAug 24, 2010

For the first time, the United States has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council chronicling the country’s human rights record. In the twenty-nine-page report, the Obama administration admitted more needs to be done in many areas including racial justice, women’s rights, LGBT rights and discrimination against Muslims and Americans of South Asian and Arab descent. The American Civil Liberties Union praised the administration for submitting the report, but the ACLU said the report neglects to address other key areas where the US has failed to meet its human rights obligations, including felon disfranchisement, inhumane prison conditions, racial disparities in the death penalty system, and deaths and abuse in immigration detention.

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