Yesterday, the U.S. had their 1st ever Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights Council. The fact that the U.S. was having their first ever UPR is a milestone in itself. The UPR provided a detail look at the U.S. Human Rights Policies and it demonstrated the wide range of human rights violations within the U.S. The U.S. were grilled by several countries on issues ranging from torture, immigration, racial discrimination, death penalty, etc.
Below are two articles that provide a more depth look at the U.S. violations in housing and in other areas.
It is very hipocritical for the U.S. to preach about freedom and human rights and add countries to the “axis of evil” list when people in the U.S. continue to have their human rights violated. We can’t talk about human rights violations without including the violations to the Native Americans. Hopefully, the U.S. will follow through on the recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review. It will be interesting to see how Obama handles this review and the actions that the Obama administration will take. This can be another issue that might damage or improve his chances of winning in 2012.