President-elect Joe Biden must make human rights a priority

Following reports that Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, Bob Goodfellow, Amnesty International’s interim CEO, said:

“As an organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all in the United States and around the world, Amnesty International calls on the United States to take immediate action to end human rights abuses by the US Government, including the detention and separation of children and their children, families seeking safety.

“While the current government has committed numerous human rights violations, many have preceded Donald Trump.

‘To turn the long history of American human rights violations around, President Biden and Congress must prioritize a daring agenda for human rights.

“We have developed eleven key human rights priorities and will work with our members to ensure that they are implemented and upheld, including police violence, gun violence, refugees, gender, arms sales and free expression.

“We will work to build momentum around these changes that we demand from the US government and hold the Biden administration accountable to US human rights obligations.”


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