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The politics of fear dominated 2006. Unprincipled leaders deliberatelymanipulated fear to create divisions, stiﬂe dissent and evadeaccountability. Governments fostered a climate of intolerance thatfuelled conﬂict and human rights abuses, creating a rights vacuumwhich armed groups and corporations exploited for their own ends.This Amnesty International Report documents the state ofhuman rights in 153 countries during 2006. It reveals a world ravagedby armed conﬂict, repression and discrimination, where women are atconstant risk of violence, where entire communities are miredin poverty and social exclusion. The report also points to the crucialachievements of human rights activists around the worldin countering these abuses and tackling impunity.The human rights movement is a bulwark against fear. It standsfor unity over division, solidarity over self-interest, hope over despair.It is founded on the commitment and collaboration of people fromdifferent cultures, religions and belief systems, united in theirconviction that sustainable solutions must be grounded in humanrights and in their determination to defend the rights of all.
the stateoftheworld’shuman rights
the stateof theworld’shuman rights
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