Monday, May 27, 2013
Amnesty International recently released its 2103 Report on the State of the World's Human Rights. The full text of the report can be found here. The report includes analyses of the human rights situation in 159 different countries during 2012. The report calls on states to reexamine the concept of sovereignty. It highlights the need for greater respect for the rights of indigeous peoples, especially their land rights. It also discusses the impact of international flows of capital and people on human rights, especially with respect to the plight of migrant workers, refugees and stateless persons. Finally, it applauds the greater transparency brought about by the digital age, but deplores states that imprison persons for excersing their freedom of expression.