|By PR Newswire||
|December 9, 2013 06:49 PM EST||
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Martin R. Castro, released the following statement in his individual capacity on the occasion of International Human Rights Day:
"It is important that we acknowledge on this International Human Rights Day that we do not stand alone in the world when it comes to human and civil rights. All of us are part of an inextricable fabric of humanity, such that when human rights are threatened abroad, they imperil human rights here at home. As a nation, we are both the beneficiaries and the progeny of human rights efforts. As President Jimmy Carter observed, 'America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.'"
Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit
SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights