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Sarah Lazare – UN Report Card Gives US ‘Failing Grade’ on Human Rights

A United Nations committee of independent monitors this week released a damning assessment of human rights in the United States, showing an overall dismal performance on issues from Guantanamo Bay detentions to mass surveillance to accountability for past atrocities—earning what the U.S. Human Rights Network called a “failing grade.” The United Nations Human Rights Committee’s investigation was one of a …