Attorney General Jim Hood recently joined the United States delegation appearing before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo source: Office of Attorney General Jim Hood)
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -
Attorney General Jim Hood recently appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland as part of a delegation led by the State Department. The group included representatives from Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Defense and Health & Human Services.
The delegation appeared before the U.N. on March 13-14 to help the U.S. Government address questions regarding the implementation of treaty obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Jim Hood was specifically asked to address the work being done with the ICCPR at the state and local levels. He answered questions concerning the death penalty, domestic violence, human trafficking, corporal punishment, zero tolerance in schools, life without parole for juvenile offenders, and reinstatement of voting rights for felons.
"It was indeed an honor to be one of the attorneys to defend America's human rights record," said Attorney General Hood. "It was rewarding to clarify many international misconceptions about Mississippi's civil rights record and that of other states and our federal government."
Each member nation of the ICCPR is required to update the Human Rights Committee every four years. This presentation was the first at which state and local governments from the United States were part of the delegation.
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