Baird Calls on Commonwealth Members to Safeguard Basic Rights for All

 Baird Calls on Commonwealth Members to Safeguard Basic Rights for All

January 23, 2012 - London - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird speaks to members of the Royal Commonwealth Society in London on January 23, 2012. Baird called on Commonwealth members to promote and protect the basic human rights of all people.

Baird said all countries have a duty to defend the vulnerable, to give voice to the voiceless, and to challenge aggressors. He went on to say governments “cannot be selective in which basic human rights we defend, nor can we be arbitrary in whose rights we protect.”

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