The Southeast Asia region is a source of envy when it comes to economic progress, but when it comes to human rights, there’s been a marked regression.
Here are five tactics for responding to an Amnesty report, tried and tested in the past year by human rights violators from around the world.
Since taking over at the White House, US President Donald Trump has wasted little time putting into action his poisonous campaign rhetoric. In his first couple of weeks in office, he pushed through a series of repressive executive orders that threaten the human rights of millions at home and abroad. Here are seven potentially devastating steps already taken by President Trump:
1. Turning his back on refugees
With Friday’s Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” President Donald J. Trump has declared war on Muslim refugees around the world.
"The way forward for human rights activists must be to demonstrate that our cause resonates with the everyday lives of ordinary people. We must show how rights benefit people’s households, communities and nations."