FEAR DROVE HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
Jul 12, 2016
Fear Drove Human Rights Developments
By Ken Roth, Ex. Dir. Human Rights Watch
Fear drove many of the big human rights developments over the past year.
Fear of being killed or tortured or starved to death drove millions from their homes in Syria.
Fear of what massive influx of asylum-seekers would mean for their societies led many in Europe to close their gates.
Fear of terrorism led governments to compromise rights, to scapegoat refugees, and to fuel a rise in Islamophobia that has been