Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Holder Hails Sweden As Human Rights "Champion"
Via The Local: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praised Sweden as a "champion of human rights" in a speech at the Riksdag on Tuesday during the first-ever visit to Sweden by the United States' top legal official. "I have repeatedly seen the significant, positive difference that Swedish engagement brings to the international stage", Holder told the gathered audience of politicians, dignitaries, and representatives from various human rights groups in Sweden. Holder, the first African American Attorney General of the United States, went on to praise Sweden for passing the Discrimination Act of 2008.