With the day to Donald Trump’s official inauguration rapidly approaching. Many organizations have publicly denounced his presidency in fear of the future of America. One organization, Human Rights Watch, released its yearly report on threats to human rights across the world. For the first time, the United States has been placed on this list of threats, because of Donald Trump.
The organization fears that Donald Trump will cause the United States to go against its core beliefs regarding equality and human rights. The executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth stated the many policies that Donald Trump publicly supported during his campaign: mass deportation, support and acknowledgement of torture, and the creation of a wall between the U.S Mexican border-fence. The first time that the United States raised concerns with the Human Rights Watch was during the Bush Administration, but Kenneth Roth says that the Trump administration is “a more fundamental threat to human rights than George Bush was after 9/11.”
Currently, the Human Rights Watch uses a large amount of its time attempting to pressure the United States into using its large influence to stop injustices overseas. However, with the administration change coming in less than 10 days, it is very likely that the Trump administration will not be as kind and willing to work with the Human Rights Watch when compared to the Obama administration, which makes things not look too well for the future of the Human Rights Watch and its relationship with the United States.