US may have to answer to UN about human rights violations like death penalty and voter disenfranchisement

09/24/13 Samuel Johnson
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The United Nations Human Rights Committee meets 3 times a year to review potential violations of countries that have ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights document. Next month in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.S. is up for review.

Monday night at a public forum on the University of Tampa campus, panelists suggested the US may have to answer to the UN about voter disenfranchisement and the death penalty.

About 60 people -- mostly students

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