With its March 1st decision in Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court removed the U.S. from the list of nations that execute juvenile offenders and ensured that evolving standards of decency are recognized, allowing the United States to join the rest of the international community.
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Iraq: Protection of civilians must be primary concern
Civilians caught up in the Iraqi conflict must be protected. The US government must address the Iraqi central government’s abysmal human rights record and push for overdue reforms.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.