Human rights activists set agenda for Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Participants at an international human rights
conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta plan to make recommendations to President-elect Barack Obama to get their priorities back on track.

The two-day conference, called "Restoring Rights: An Agenda for
the New U.S. President," concludes Wednesday.

The human rights activists from around the world expressed hopes
Tuesday that Obama will restore the American lead toward achieving
their aims.

Former President Jimmy Carter said the U.S. image has been tarnished during the fight against terrorism.

Navi Pillay (NAH'-vee peh-LAY'), the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the challenge "involves worldwide U.S. participation."

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