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Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Posted by Stuart Ronaldson on 07 March 2017 10:24 pm

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html

 

As an American National, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a critical piece of knowledge for you to understand and internalize. You may not be aware of this but, interestingly, the United States, perhaps the largest violator of Human Rights on the globe, is a party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Executive Order #13107, "The Implementation of Human Rights Treaties", signed December 10, 1998 by U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton, makes the United States a party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Federal Register/ Vol. 63, No. 240/ Tuesday, December 15, 1998/ Presidential Documents, pg. 68991)

 

BAR ASSOCIATION IS SUBJECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS AS WELL
All members of the American Bar Association (and its subsidiaries the State Bar Associations) are directly subject to the AMERICAN DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF MAN implemented under The Bar Treaty of 1947.

 

U.S. HAS A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY
"On December 16, 2002, the President signed National Security Presidential Directive 22 declaring the United States' zero tolerance policy for trafficking in persons (TIP).

The Directive states, "Agencies shall review their internal structures, personnel requirements, capabilities, information systems, professional education programs, training procedures, legislative authorities, and budgets to accommodate the provisions of this directive. . . Departments and agencies shall ensure that all of the appropriate offices within their jurisdiction are fully
training to carry out their responsibilities to combat trafficking." (U.S. Department of Defense, Combating Trafficking in Persons - http://ctip.defense.gov/ )