Clinton releases 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Today Secretary Clinton, as seen above, delivered remarks upon the release of the State Department's annual "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices," which has individual reports on the human rights situation in virtually every country of the world (though I don't see an individual report on the United States itself listed.)

In her remarks she said:

So when we work to secure human rights, we are working to protect the experiences that make life meaningful, to preserve each person's ability to fulfill his or her God-given potential -- the potential within every person to learn, discover, and embrace the world around them; the potential to join freely with others to shape their communities and their societies so that every person can find fulfillment and self-sufficiency; the potential to share life's beauties and tragedies, laughter and tears with the people they love."

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