Basic human dignity is the crux of human rights.  International human rights mechanisms such as the United Nations treaty bodies and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States, are critical to the protection of such rights.

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Reason
Sep 13, 2018

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Sep 13, 2018

Bipartisan bill would outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates in federal prisons
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The New Yorker
Sep 6, 2018

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