Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can
ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises
in world trouble spots like Syria
Western powers, including the United States, are far from
blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate in which
serial rights abusers like Islamic State group jihadists thrive.
Ignoring human rights while addressing global security risks “fails to
get at the root causes that gave rise to many of these threats,” HRW
director Kenneth Roth told reporters in Beirut.
Even as it seems that “the world is unravelling,” he warned, many
governments “appear to have concluded that …read more
Source: The Jakarta Post