Amnesty publishes annual review of human rights around the world
Amnesty’s annual report contains elements which will be very familiar to readers of this blog. Overall the picture is bleak. The use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment is still used in 122 countries around the world many of which will have signed the UN convention against its use.
Countries are using the threat of terrorism to clamp down on free speech and to arrest those who disagree or oppose them. A culture of impunity is developing where human rights infringements go unpunished and have no effects on trade or government dealings.
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