62 years ago, the United Nations adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights, making today, International Human Rights Day. America's first lady at the time, Eleanor Roosevelt helped inspire the 1948 agreement. A global pledge critics say the US is failing to follow.
RussiaToday | December 11, 2010 - Events across America to mark Human Rights Day were designed to underline the country's perception of itself, as a leading light on protecting freedom. But some of the country's activists are not convinced. And recent UN criticism is leaving Washington battling to restore its reputation on rights. Marina Portnaya reports.