Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » Secretary Clinton: Visit to Africa – views on human rights & ICC – By Robele Ababya

The recent visit of Secretary Clinton to eleven African countries and expression of support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and advocacy for the respect for basic human rights was inspiring. In Nairobi she said that she regretted that the United States failed to become a member of the ICC and indicated to her audience that the matter will be reconsidered again. It would be recalled that former President Clinton did his best during his Administration for his country to become a member of the ICC but his effort was thwarted by influential conservative activists in the Congress. Under the former President George Bush (Junior), the prospect of the USA becoming a member of the ICC was dead; to make matters worse he withdrew from United Nations Human Rights Council thus putting moral leadership of the USA on the global scale on the backburner thereby tarnishing the image of the United States.

Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » Secretary Clinton: Visit to Africa – views on human rights & ICC – By Robele Ababya

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