Trump is the main threat to human rights defenders

Human Rights Watch said that the election campaign trump was “a vivid illustration of the politics of intolerance”. Human rights activists warned about the risk of strengthening populist regimes and rhetoric in the United States and Europe.

International Human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called the elected President of the USA of Donald trump major threat to human rights, stressing that the election campaign of billionaire was “a vivid illustration of the politics of intolerance”. About it reports Deutsche Welle with reference to the HRW report offers assessment of developments in the world in 2016.

“The election of Donald trump President of the United States, following the campaign of hatred and intolerance, as well as the growing influence of political parties in Europe that deny universal human rights, put at risk human rights system that emerged after (the Second world war. – Ed.) war”, – stated in the document published on Thursday, January 12.

According to the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth, in campaign speeches trump appeared proposals that, if implemented, would cause “harm to millions of people.” We can talk about mass deportations of migrants, the restriction of women’s rights and media freedom, torture, explained Mouth.

“The most likely road to tyranny in Europe,” HRW warned that in Europe also there are politicians who seek to come to power by appeals to racism, xenophobia, chauvinism and nationalism.

Populists operate on similar concepts, proclaiming their pledge to combat unemployment, terrorist attacks and changes in the cultural paradigm, however, in reality these allegations are “most likely to open the way to tyranny,” concluded Kenneth Roth.