Shall we issue the US Human rights report! (Part II and End)

15/01/2016


Inequality
Although the U.S. is the most developed country in the world, it is hard for the economic and social rights of its citizens to be soundly ensured.
In the process of economic recovery, the income inequality continued to be enlarged, the basic living conditions for the homeless people deteriorated, the health care system operated terribly and the education rights of average citizens were violated. In October 2014, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs criticized the unprecedented water shut-offs in Detroit disproportionately affected the most vulnerable and poorest people, violating their right of access to drinking water and other international human rights.
Inhumane treatment and torture of captured non-U.S. citizens
However, the United States Government has categorized a large number of people as unlawful combatants, a classification which denies the privileges of prisoner of war (POW) designation of the Geneva Conventions.
Certain practices of the United States military and Central Intelligence Agency have been widely condemned domestically and internationally as torture. To acquire intelligence from suspects of terrorism and extremism, the CIA used brutal methods, such as sleep deprivation, waterboarding, long-term solitary confinement, slamming prisoners against the wall, lashing, death threat and even "rectal rehydration" or rectal feeding.
 A fierce debate regarding non-standard interrogation techniques exists within the U.S. civilian and military intelligence community, with no general consensus as to what practices under what conditions are acceptable.
Abuse of prisoners is considered a crime in the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice. According to soem reports, there were 45 suspected or confirmed homicides while in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan; Certainly 8, as many as 12, people were tortured to death.

Health care

Unlike most other industrialized nations, the United States does not offer most of its citizens subsidized health care. The United States Medicare program provides subsidized coverage to some categories of individuals and families with low incomes and resources, including children, pregnant women, and very low-income people with disabilities (higher-earning people with disabilities do not qualify for Medicaid, although they do qualify for Medicare). However, according to Medicaid's own documents, the Medicaid program does not provide health care services, even for very poor persons, unless they are in one of the designated eligibility groups.
There were 46.6 million residents, or 15.9 percent without health insurance coverage. This number includes about ten million non-citizens, millions more who are eligible for Medicaid but never applied, and 18 million with annual household incomes above $50,000. According to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, uninsured children who are hospitalized are 60% more likely to die than children who are covered by health insurance.
We can obviously see how discriminated and violated human rights of health care access that the Medicare is, but a radical one, the Obama Care now has encountered many challenges and has hardly been passed in near future.
Unethical human experimentation in the United States
Unethical human experimentation in the United States describes numerous experiments performed on human test subjects in the United States that have been considered unethical, and were often performed illegally, without the knowledge, consent, or informed consent of the test subjects.
Funding for many of the experiments was provided by United States government, especially the United States military, Central Intelligence Agency, or private corporations involved with military activities. The human research programs were usually highly secretive, and in many cases information about them was not released until many years after the studies had been performed.
Public outrage in recent years over the discovery of government experiments on human subjects led to numerous congressional investigations and hearings.
Money politics
Money is a deciding factor in the U.S. politics, and the U.S. citizens' political rights were not properly protected.
Despite the highest midterm election spending in history, general election voter turnout for the 2014 midterms was the lowest since World War II.
"Dark money" flowed into elections, and the voting rights of racial minorities and other groups were intentionally suppressed. A few interest groups with power were able to influence the government's decision-making.
The U.S. democratic system was experiencing a crisis of representation. Ordinary citizens feel that their supposedly democratic government no longer truly reflects their interests and is under the control of a variety of shadowy elites.
Violations elsewhere
While its own human rights situation is increasingly grave, the U.S. has violated human rights in other countries in a more brazen manner, and is given more "red cards" in the international human rights field.
In the field of international human rights, the U.S. has long refused to approve some core human rights conventions of the United Nations and voted against some important UN human rights resolutions.
National Security Agency and other intelligence-gathering apparatus of the U.S. for a long time have spied on world leaders and civilians.
Moreover, the U.S. continued to go even further to violate human rights in other countries, including infringing the privacy of citizens of other countries with the overseas monitoring project, killing large numbers of innocent civilians of other countries in drone strikes, and raping and killing locals by U.S. soldiers garrisoned overseas.
Just an outline, but we can see how terrible of the Human rights record in the US. The U.S. made comments on the human rights situations in many countries while showing not a bit of regret for or intention to improve its own terrible human rights record. The United States should reflect on its erroneous position and behavior on human rights, and stop its unpopular interference with other countries' internal affairs under the pretext of promoting human rights
In conclusion, the United States is seen by social critics, including international and domestic human rights groups and civil rights organizations, as a state that violates fundamental human rights.
The US State Department reports on human rights records of other countries are always full of distortions and accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including Vietnam. However, the United States turned a blind eye to its own terrible human rights situation and seldom mentioned it. The United States uses the human rights issues as "a political instrument to defame other nations' image and seek its own strategic interests." These moves fully expose the United States' hypocrisy by exercising double standards on human rights and its malicious design to pursue hegemony under the pretext of human rights./.
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yobro yobro 15/1/16 22:37

The U.S. was once condemned by a United Nations body for human rights failures, particularly with regard to racism and police murders of Black men and boys.

Gentle Moon 15/1/16 22:38

More than 100 international leaders raised concerns about U.S. human rights violations tied to police brutality, the death penalty, and the torture of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Pack Cassiopian 15/1/16 22:40

America should look at itself before concerning other's affairs.

Love Peace 15/1/16 22:42

This report sends a strong message of no-confidence in the U.S. human rights record. It clearly demonstrates that the United States has a long way to go to live up to its human rights obligations and commitments.

John Smith 15/1/16 22:43

Yes, this will be the last major human rights review for the Obama administration, and it offers a critical opportunity to shape the president’s human rights legacy, especially in the areas of racial justice, national security, and immigrants’ rights

Gentle Moon 15/1/16 22:45

So ironical that the US is always claimed as the most democratic and full of human rights, huh?!

LawrenceSamuels 15/1/16 22:49

Police officers must be punished for murdering people, people can’t take any more watered down solutions.

MaskOf Zero 15/1/16 22:51

The U.S. has perpetuated anti-Blackness in international politics for years by pressing the UN to ignore irrefutable facts, documentation, statistics and testimony that prove racism and brutality against Blacks in the U.S. So hypocrite!

Jane smartnic 15/1/16 22:56

The U.S. is the world's worst human right abuser and tundra of a human being's rights to existence.

Only Solidar 15/1/16 22:57

That's why 52 percent of the Americans have said that racism still exists in the country while 46 percent contended that all sorts of discrimination would be everlasting.

Deck Hero14 15/1/16 22:59

The U.S. government has monitored every movement of its citizens and foreigners, with many cameras and tapping devices and even drones involved, under the pretext of 'national security.

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