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Whither Human Rights in the Era of Trump

Leila Nadya Sadat, Whither human rights in the era of Trump, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 35(2) (2017) pp. 77-84

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-06-02

10 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2017  

Leila N. Sadat

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: March 30, 2017

Abstract

This essay catalogs some of the early actions of the Trump administration in an attempt to discern its approach to human rights. It concludes that human rights are not likely either to be a priority of the administration, and, indeed, the administration may be supporting human rights violators and violations through its actions. It observes the parallels between the current U.S. administration and 1930s Germany. Rather than despair, the essay proposes positive, lawful and peaceful responses by countries, individuals and NGOs in order to maintain in place the liberal post-World War II international order.

Keywords: human rights, Trump, Muslim ban, freedom of speech, journalists, foreign policy, United States, racism, misogyny, immigrants, refugees, homophobia

Suggested Citation

Sadat, Leila N., Whither Human Rights in the Era of Trump (March 30, 2017). Leila Nadya Sadat, Whither human rights in the era of Trump, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 35(2) (2017) pp. 77-84; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-06-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2983865

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