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Antony Blinken destroys Mike Pompeo’s twisted human rights approach

Photo Illustrated by The Daily Beast / Getty The beatdown that Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered to his predecessor Mike Pompeo this week was so serious that it may need to be included in next year’s State Department human rights report. It happens that explicit and implicit criticisms of Blinken’s predecessors have been associated with the release of this year’s edition of the State Department’s overview of human rights abuses around the world. The report itself was mainly edited by the State Department on the last day of Pompeo’s tenure. .. However, adjustments were made by the Blinken team, how Secretary of State Joe Biden assembled Pompeo’s actions and attitudes, and some of the damage done by Donald Trump’s chief diplomat. An important measure was cruel in their directness. As it happens, they also ensure that US foreign policy is once again guided by values ​​shared with our national interests, rather than Pompeo’s political ambitions or the extreme view of the right wing. The terrible mishandling of human rights-related issues at home and abroad by the Trump administration, which has been and provided, is one of the worst stains on its record. At home, it systematically attacked freedom of speech and press, weakening the right to rally and protest, as well as the right to vote and equal protection under the law. There have been many calls to bring Trump to the International Criminal Court in response to human rights abuses against immigrants at our borders. And, of course, by the time Trump resigned, he had actually launched a full-scale attack on democracy itself, people’s right to self-determination, which was the reason the United States was first established. Joe Biden’s national Trump violates human rights, including Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, Russian President Vladimir Putin, China’s West Keihei, North Korean dictator Kim Jung-eun, and Turkey’s Legep Typ Erdogan. Praised and defended the person. The Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council. It imposed asset freezes and other sanctions on prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC). This was called “reverse” by Richard Dicker, head of Human Rights Watch’s international judicial program, and “In 2018, the Pompeo Department of State removed references to human rights reports on reproductive health-related abuse. At the time, Planned Parenthood issued a statement stating, “By removing reproductive rights from the State Department’s human rights report, the United States has demoted women’s rights to something other than human rights.” — Including sexual and reproductive rights — are human rights. He also instructed the department to identify future offenders and abuses. In addition, Blinken closed a panel called the Inviolable Rights Commission created by Pompeo. The initiative, which is regularly quoted by Pompeo, seemed ironically to prioritize human rights, but in fact, its actual work effectively established a hierarchy between rights and was emphasized by Trump. Management was to put religious freedom and property rights on the list of things to be done. Pompeo argued that the panel would bring the country back to the “founding principles.” Critics saw it as both a tactic to roll back women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, and to violate political and religious rights. But they saw it as another risk. For example, former Obama State Department official Rob Bersinsky said that if the Commission established a “hierarchy of rights,” “the oppressive government pointed out that fact and (Trump) and it for the future. “We will use it,” quoted in the New York Times. Basically, the administration says,’We are the same as you. Again, when Blinken unplugged Pompeo’s nasty efforts, “there is no hierarchy that makes some rights more important than others.” In some areas like China, Uighurs The Blinken administration continues to criticize it from the Trump Department of State. But Blinken also said the United States would actively pursue and challenge the abuse of countries outside the border-not under Trump, as evidenced by the Jamal Khashoggi case. The reversal by the Blinken and Biden administrations is limited to what was revealed during the release of this week’s Human Rights Report, which is not the case. In the first few days after Biden’s inauguration, the United States rejoined the United Nations Human Rights Council, the World Health Organization, and the Paris Climate Agreement. “Some argue that it is not worthwhile for the United States to make a strong statement about human rights. Abuse should be emphasized only in selected countries and in a way that directly advances our national interests.” Those people have missed the point. Mr. Blinken directly acknowledged the work that the United States must do to realize our own ideals, as we have done regularly since taking office. Again, the Trump administration. Rejecting, he acknowledged head-on systematic racial discrimination in the United States, “that is what distinguishes our democracy from dictatorship. Our ability and willingness is open to us. Face your own shortcomings. ” Some US friends, such as Saudi Arabia, called by the Egyptian and Indian governments and the State Department, report alongside the Chinese, Syrian, Russian, and Myanmar juntas. But for human rights abusers around the world, especially those whose rights have been neglected, ignored or abused by Trump and Pompeo, the return of the world’s most powerful defenders on behalf of them. It cannot be minimized. This is a clear reminder of the ironic performative politics of the previous US administration, which has caused damage to our global status and the lives of individuals around the world. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.

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