This article is from Democracy Digest:
Authoritarian regimes are suppressing peoples’ democratic aspirations with severe human rights “violations and abuses” to hinder any actions that threaten established power, according to the new U.S. State Department’s 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
The reports confirm the trend of a global deterioration of human rights and democratic norms over the past 12 years identified in the latest Freedom in the World report (above) from Freedom House, a partner of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
The reports address internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and labor rights, as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.
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