Security issues, the response to global terror and the pursuit of economic recovery after the global economic meltdown has led to severe Human rights violations amongst 157 countries, Amnesty International has announced. The organization has warned that the rising poverty in these countries could lead to instability and mass violence.
According to the human right’s monitoring body, sustained economic recovery will not happen unless governments tackle human rights and bring an end to armed conflicts.
In view of these recent finding, Amnesty International is launching a new campaign titled- Demand Dignity: The organization is calling on the world’s strongest economic powers to set an example and defuse what is described as a human rights time bomb.
In the 400-page report published by Amnesty International, many factors were credited for the increasing levels of hunger and malnutrition, and too little, they claim, is being done to provide people with their basic needs.
Structural policies based on market economics have widened the gap between the rich and the poor, and left hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to poverty, with no safety net to catch them. The Human Rights Organization claims that increasingly authoritarian governments have ignored the problem at hand.
Amnesty International is an international non-government organization which defines its mission as “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “campaign against torture” and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.