World leaders are failing on human rights, HRW says

The report comes at a crucial time as major conflicts are taking place in Middle East and Europe.

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World leaders are failing on human rights, HRW says

Human Rights Watch has accused world leaders of failing to uphold human rights and international law.

In its annual 2024 world report, HRW sheds light on the human rights crisis around the globe, and instead of supporting human rights, world leaders are supporting human rights violations.

The HRW report mentioned that wartime atrocities are increasing, and suppression of human rights is on the rise. 

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The report accused the US and its allies like India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan of suppressing the rights with impunity.

The HRW also accused the European Union, which ‘has continued the pushback of asylum seekers and refugees and struck deals with Libya and Turkey to return migrants trying to reach Europe’.

“There is also a worrying trend of double standards that is not limited to the glaring example of the Israel-Hamas conflict. We see silence on the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity”, Tirana Hassan, executive director of HRW, said.

Tirana claimed that the situation “clearly sends a message that human rights laws can be applied selectively to different groups of people and chips away at the institutions created to uphold them.”

The report comes at a crucial time as major conflicts are taking place in Middle East and Europe.

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