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Democracy and Human Rights

Understanding America

The United States’ commitment to the universal truths of human equality and the right to self-government—as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence—requires a vigilant defense of the cause of liberty, both at home and abroad. Read More.

U.N. Human Rights Council No Better

The record of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights was a disgrace. Three years ago, the commission was replaced by the Human Rights Council, and its record has been equally dismal. Read More.

The U.S. Should Not Join the International Criminal Court

While the International Criminal Court represents an admirable desire to hold war criminals accountable for their terrible crimes, the court is flawed notionally and operationally. Read More.

The spread of freedom is no sure thing. Recent progress has been met by strong resistance for reasons from domestic protectionism to cultural misunderstanding. U.S. leadership is crucial to ensure that the march of freedom continues across the globe.

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Experts on Democracy and Human Rights