Are Human Rights Getting Worse?

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With countless news coverage of mass atrocities, 2014 marks a “catastrophic year” for human rights. So where in the world are governments failing to protect civilians?

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Amnesty International Report 2014/15: The State of the World’s Human Rights
The report documents the state of human rights in 160 countries and territories during 2014.

Global refugee figure passes 50m for first time since second world war
“Half the world’s refugees are children, many travelling alone or in groups in a desperate quest for sanctuary, and often falling into the clutches of people traffickers…”

Egypt court upholds mass death sentence for 183, drawing criticism
“Under Sisi, a former commander in chief of the armed forces, harsh punishments at times based on scant or no evidence have become the norm in cases involving the deaths of soldiers or police.”

UN News Release: Death toll in eastern Ukraine crosses 6,000
The ninth report of the UN Human Rights Mission in Ukraine, which covers the period between 1 December 2014 and 15 February 2015, refers to reports that heavy weaponry and foreign fighters, including from the Russian Federation, continue to flow into areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by the armed groups.

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