Governments around the world used Covid to erode human rights – report - News Summed Up

Governments around the world used Covid to erode human rights – report


Transparency International’s annual corruption ranking, published on Tuesday, also found countries that violate civil liberties consistently have low scores, underlining how failure to tackle corruption exacerbates human rights abuses and undermines democracy. The 2021 index highlights the connection between corruption, democracy and human rights – from the lowest-scoring countries to advanced economies. It notes that out of 331 recorded cases of murdered human rights defenders in 2020, 98% occurred in countries with a CPI score below 45. “In light of rampant political corruption across the Arab states, the region is struggling to achieve any tangible results in the fight for transparency, human rights and democracy. Delia Ferreira Rubio, chair of Transparency International, said: “Human rights are not simply a nice-to-have in the fight against corruption.


Source: The Guardian January 26, 2022 05:40 UTC



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