human rights abuse


: violation of the basic rights of people by treating them wrongly
The government has been accused of human rights abuses.

Examples of human rights abuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But several advocacy groups opposed BlackRock’s ESG push, accusing it of investing in China despite reports of human rights abuse of workers as well as in companies that harm the environment. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 26 June 2023 Fujimori sought to convince voters that Peru's existing economic and political system needs tweaking, not overhauling -- and that her presidency won't mean more of the corruption and human rights abuse claims that characterized her father Alberto Fujimori's rule from 1990-2000. Claudia Rebaza, CNN, 11 June 2021 The video shows ChatGPT responding to a query about Xinjiang by mentioning the reports of widespread human rights abuse by the Chinese against the region’s Uyghur Muslim minorities. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 But China’s activities in the continent have been marred by accusations of debt-trap diplomacy because of the secretive nature of its loan contracts, and its infrastructure projects face allegations of environmental and human rights abuse. Carlos Mureithi, Quartz, 17 Nov. 2021 Henry, whose private motion served as the basis for the petition, said his motion is about addressing the human rights abuse former slaves had to endure and added that the motion is first to pursue a political approach in asking reparations for chattel slavery. Hyeyoon (alyssa) Choi, ABC News, 24 July 2021 China has denied human rights abuse allegations, saying the centers are necessary to prevent religious extremism and terrorism. Aj Willingham, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The dispute dates back to 2019 when Guaidó, then the president of Venezuela's National Assembly, swore himself in as interim leader of the South American country following a controversial presidential election won by Maduro amid extensive human rights abuse claims. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 29 July 2022 Relations soured after the EU sanctioned Chinese officials over accusations of human rights abuse in Xinjiang. Fortune, 19 July 2022

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“Human rights abuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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