U.N. Human Rights Commission

Guests: JOANNA WESCHLER United Nations Representative of Human Rights Watch GERALDINE FERRARO Led U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Commission from 1993-1996 BRETT SCHAEFER Fellow, International Regulatory Affairs, Heritage Foundation MARY ROBINSON United Nation, High Commissioner for Human Rights For the first time in more than forty years, the United States will not have a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Shocked critics blame the Bush administration for not paying sufficient attention to the U.N. Others say it was 'pay back' time for not consulting our allies on issues including the Kyoto protocol and the ABM treaty before making unilateral decisions. Why did the U.S. lose its seat, and what does it mean for human rights around the world?

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