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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

When United States engages in Human Rights abuses,

[b]When United States engages in Human Rights abuses, How can it preach to other nations– Human Rights Watch[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 21 January ( [/b]After preaching for many years that all governments should respond to security threats within the constraints of human rights law, these Western governments should hardly be surprised that hypocrisy alarms ring loudly when they cite security concerns to defend their own human rights transgressions, says America’s influential and prominent human rights organization, Human Rights Watch(HRW), in its annual report of world-wide human rights investigation released here this week.

The report reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2005 by the HRW research staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question. It reflects the work of HRW advocacy team, which monitors policy developments and strive to persuade governments and international institutions to curb abuses and promote human rights.

This report is HRW’s sixteenth annual review of human rights practices around the globe, and it summarizes key human rights issues in sixty-eight countries, drawing on events through November 2005.

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