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22nd February 2017, 00:01:35 UTC

Amnesty International annual report highlights risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments.

Politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanising “us vs them” rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world, warned Amnesty International today as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. The report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries. It warns that the consequences of “us vs them” rhetoric setting the agenda in Europe, the United States and elsewhere is fuelling a global pushback against human rights and leaving the global response to mass atrocities perilously weak.


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