Russian Duma hearings to discuss human rights Issues of the United States of America…

Now this is an interesting switch of events…

MOSCOW, October 22 (Itar-Tass) —— The State Duma will hold hearings this Monday to discuss human rights problems of the United States.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, the Foreign Ministry’s human rights commissioner Konstantin Dolgov, commissioner for children’s rights Pavel Astakhov and Central Election Commission head Vladimir Churov will participate in the meeting together with deputies and senators. Foreign diplomats, human rights activists from public organizations and representatives from scientific and educational institutions are also invited.

The head of the Duma Committee on International Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, told Itar-Tass that such hearings would be held for the first time in the State Duma’s history. Under discussion will be the observance of human rights in the United States, including the rights of people from Russia, and the compliance of U.S. actions with the international laws and obligations in the American foreign policy. The initiators proceed from the necessity of the establishment of human rights as universal values, the legislator noted. The theme must not be monopolized by only one group of states, he added.

I like this and what with China and India having been doing the same thing, it looks like the world is stepping to a different tune and America has fallen off the bandwagon…

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