Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Human Rights Watch has published its World Report 2016 containing its annual review of human rights around the globe. The subtitle gives some clues as to the themes of this year's report, "Twin Threats: How the politics of fear and the crushing of civil society imperil global rights." Viewers can download the entire report, or choose specific country chapters to read. In this regard, the chapter on the United States criticizes the U.S. criminal justice system for harsh penalties and racial disparities. It calls on the United States to engage in reform relating to drugs sentences and police tactics and training, among other areas.