What is the state of human rights in the world today?


Recent articles published by CPNN indicate that the state of human rights has gone backwards in recent years. In the face of this retreat, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has urged all people to “push back the violence and hatred which threaten our world.”

One set of articles indicates that the fightback has already begun in the United States.

Here are some recent articles in CPNN on the question “What is the state of human rights in the world today?”:

Amnesty International: Oppressive, sexist policies galvanize bold fight for women’s rights in 2018

After escaping 35 years of slavery, this black Mauritanian woman is running for office

9th International Conference on Human Rights Education

‘Fascist Rhetoric’ Becoming Commonplace in US and Europe: UN

UN: National Human Rights Institutions will play a more strategic role in education

2015: When Global Governments Trampled Human Rights in Name of National Security

15 Indigenous Rights Victories That You Didn’t Hear About in 2015

UN: Worldwide displacement hits all-time high as war and persecution increase

Amnesty International: A Devastating Year

For articles prior to 2015, click here.

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