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The international counter-offensive of human rights

March 2, 2017

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The international counter-offensive of human rights
Original article in Portuguese submitted to the Press Observatory (Observatório da Imprensa) on February 20, 2017
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By Jacob J. Lumier [human rights movement].


The electoral rise of right-wing politicians in the world and the refugee catastrophe seemed to impose silence and shrink the international human rights community. However, the story is not quite like that.

 




The astonishment of journalists
  • A few months ago, The Guardian and other important international vehicles commented with surprise on the antipopulista intervention of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, through freedom of the press. He is the outstanding Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who is returning to the scene in style, with a formidable international campaign of formation of financial funds for the concerted action for the human rights in the world, as it published and commented the International newspaper Jurist (University of Pittsburgh).
  • The UN human…

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