Clinton to Give Human Rights Speech
Laura Rozen reports:
Days after Obama delivered a Nobel speech that struck a new emphasis on human rights, saying freedom movements have “history and us on their side,” and making the moral case for the use of force in some cases, Hillary Clinton will deliver what advisors say is a major address on human rights in the 21st century, today at Georgetown University.
“We cannot separate our democracy, human rights, and development agendas: they are mutually reinforcing and united in service of a common purpose: to create a world where all people have the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential,” Clinton will say.
“It is the foreign policy of this country and this administration to support and defend democracy. We embrace democracy not because we want other countries to be like us, but because we want all people to have the opportunity to decide for themselves how to live their lives.”