Human Rights Should Be at the Top of NATO’s Summit Agenda in Warsaw

Human Rights Should Be at the Top of NATO’s Summit Agenda in Warsaw
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg after a meeting of NATO defense ministers, Brussels, June 15, 2016 (AP photo by Virginia Mayo).

NATO leaders meet for their summit in Warsaw today buffeted by crises and conflicts on all sides. Many of them could have been averted. From the global refugee crisis to conflicts across the world, much of the current instability stems from world leaders’ failure to adequately respond to human rights violations, especially if other political or economic interests are at stake. Instead, when a crisis breaks out, when the bodies start piling up, and when refugees flee by the thousands, leaders say they didn’t see it coming, and start yet another discussion about the necessity of new, more advanced early […]

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