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The stark differences in how the Trump and Obama administrations talk about human rights

Annalisa Merelli
The stark differences in how the Trump and Obama administrations talk about human rights

The US State Department published its first human-rights report under the Trump administration yesterday (April 20). The rights deemed worthy of promotion and protection by the State Department, however, appear trimmed when comparing them to the ones surveyed by the Obama administration. Women’s rights—in the form of reproductive rights—didn’t make the cut. And the nomenclature…