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
Speaking ahead of International Human Rights Day, Zeid warned that “if the growing erosion of the carefully constructed system of human rights and rule of law continues to gather momentum, ultimately everyone will suffer.”
The failure of global leaders to deal with complex social issues like the massive wealth gap, discrimination, and climate change have led to growing numbers of people to turn to “the siren voices exploiting fears, sowing disinformation and division, and making alluring promises they cannot fulfill,” he said, in a nod to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
“Discrimination, yawning economic disparities, and the ruthless desire to gain or maintain power at any cost are the principal drivers of current political and human rights crises,” he said.
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?”:
The State of the World’s Human Rights: Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2022/23
Amnesty International: Human Rights wins in 2022
Nobel Peace Prize 2023: PRIO Director’s Shortlist Announced
Leftist President of Honduras Blocks Indigenous Community’s Eviction
Amnesty International : 33 human rights wins to celebrate this year
Annual Report of Amnesty International : COVID-19 hits those shackled by oppression hardest thanks to decades of inequalities, neglect and abuse
Amnesty International: New generation of young activists lead fight against worsening repression in Asia
Global Human Rights Movement Issues Travel Warning for the U.S. due to Rampant Gun Violence
South Africa Launches Plan to Combat Xenophobia and Racism
Amnesty International: After Christchurch, how to beat Islamophobia and hate
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.