The following is from a good overview of some of the major US human rights abuses from the last year. I've touched on a few of them in this blog on occasion. Not that there aren't plenty of other abuses throughout the world but I seem to follow the US events a little more closely. From Human Rights Last
Today is the 56th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States has long provided global leadership on human rights. Today, however, that influence is starting to wane. The Bush administration is sending mixed signals about its commitment to defending human rights at home and around the world. The White House is undermining America's moral authority, as more nations begin to see the United States as a part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Moral leadership starts at home.