Remarks on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Georgetown University's Gaston Hall
December 14, 2009
Clinton, in her speech at Georgetown University, outlined a pragmatic approach toward human rights that would press for democratic principles and development but be flexible in the methods it used to pursue the policy.
"This administration, like others before us, will promote, support and defend democracy," she said. "Democracy has proven the best political system for making human rights a reality over the long term."