‘The EU did not rise to the challenge’: UN special rapporteur on Europe’s failure to fill human rights void

Agnès Callamard, about to start as Amnesty International’s secretary general, paints dire global picture following disdain for human rights of Trump administration, China and RussiaEuropean leaders failed to fill a vacuum on human rights during the Tru…

Agnès Callamard, about to start as Amnesty International’s secretary general, paints dire global picture following disdain for human rights of Trump administration, China and Russia

European leaders failed to fill a vacuum on human rights during the Trump years and adopted policies that violate human rights standards, according to Agnès Callamard, one of the world’s leading authorities on the issue.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian, the French investigator, who will begin a new role as secretary general of Amnesty International later this month, paints a dire picture of the state of human rights globally, and singles out European leaders for criticism.

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.


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