The final discussion prompt in our week long salon on human rights challenges facing the next administration comes from Cato scholar and On Day One user Justin Logan, who says that the United States should swear off nation building. Eric Schwartz and Suzanne Nossel respond.
Our week long panel discussion of ideas the next president can adopt to help promote human rights continues with a suggestion from On Day One user RustNeverSleeps:.
The United States should join the international criminal court. The court's four ongoing investigations in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Darfur and Uganda show that the court can work to prosecute war criminals. If the United States helps the ICC, the court can become even closer to its goal of deterring future war criminals.David Kaye, Eric Schwartz and Suzanne Nossel respond below the fold.
Everyday this week a distinguished group of panelists will respond to an idea submitted to On Day One, a website that asks users for their ideas on what the next president can do, on day one. Our theme this week is human rights and On Day One user Nick Robson wants the next president to focus on climate refugees.
Rising sea level caused by anthropomorphic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will have a huge impact in Small Islands Developing States and coastal dwellers globally. It could be argued that for the majority of these people, certainly those in the less developed world who have not contributed significantly to GHG output, have a right to continue to live in their ancestral home. Their forced evacuation caused by sea level rise could be said to be a abuse of their human rights. How can we help them?Micheal Bear Kleinman, Eric Schwartz and Emily Holland respond below the fold.
With one week to go before elections here in the United States UN Dispatch, On Day One, Chasing the Flame and Humanitarian Relief are joining forces to talk human rights. Everyday this week a distinguished group of panelists will respond to an On Day One user generated prompt about a human rights idea the next president can adopt, figuratively, on day one. Our panelists include:
* Suzanne Nossel, Human Rights Watch * Eric Schwartz, Connect U.S. Fund * Michael Bear Kleinman, Humanitarian Relief * David Kaye, UCLA Law and Chasing the Flame * Emily Holland, International Rescue Committee and Chasing the FlameOur first prompt comes from On Day One user David Tuckman, who says the United States should support the United Nations Human Rights Council. Eric Schwartz, Suzanne Nossel, and David Kaye respond below the fold.