(2001) $10 / ISBN 0-934143-93-5 / 191 pp.
In every presidential election year since 1988, Human Rights First has published a detailed set of policy recommendations on human rights for the incoming administration. This report, our fourth, offers a wide-ranging analysis of the ways in which consistent support for human rights advances U.S. national interests in prosperity and global stability, and therefore deserves broad bipartisan backing. The report provides a blueprint for policies on the protection of asylum seekers and refugees, workers’ rights and U.S. domestic compliance with international human rights norms. Two longer chapters – on the International Criminal Court and the role of the Internet in advancing human rights – have been jointly authored with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard. In the National Interest is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the importance of human rights in a rapidly changing world.