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The Course Of True Human Rights Progress Never Did Run Smooth, Diane Marie Amann Jul 2008

The Course Of True Human Rights Progress Never Did Run Smooth, Diane Marie Amann

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As the United States moves toward the inauguration in January 2009 of a new President, greater attention is paid to what the country might do to restore and reinforce its traditional role as a leader in the promotion of human rights. This essay warns against any assumption that innovation alone will assure greater enforcement of rights; its points of reference are not only the current administration, but also one long past, that of President John F. Kennedy. Rather than jump to embrace new, global concepts like responsibility to protect, therefore, it argues for careful pursuit of local change. It then …