We present you with the compilation of the worst countries violating human rights in 2017. Most dangerous conflicts are situated in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Not to mention each of them, we would just highlight the most intensive ones. There are three civil wars: Libya, Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. Moreover, there is Islamist militancy in Egypt and on the territory of Iraq, while Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group, is still present in Nigeria. Furthermore, never-ending conflict between Israel and Palestine has its ups and downs. Significant violence is also present in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, as a cause of the political crisis. Most of these conflicts caused human right violations and urgency to talk about human right issues on the global level.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the worst countries violating human rights in 2017 from their list.
The first one is Nigeria. By reading the news about Nigeria, the most often we can hear about terrorist group Boko Haram which kidnapped many girls and attacks many regions of the country. In a lack of inadequate response of the international community, around 2.5 million people are internally displaced and lack basic rights such as rights to food, shelter, education, healthcare, protection from harm, as well as the right to freedom of movement. The second country on our list should be Lebanon. The government of Lebanon failed to take steps to end discrimination against women and to provide essential services such as garbage removal. Moreover, the ones who opposed current administration were subject to criminal defamation laws. Detainees also suffered from ill-treatment and torture. At last, but not least we are mentioning Afghanistan. Conflict in Afghanistan is initiated between Taliban and government forces. As a result, thousands of civilians were killed and injured, either in insurgent suicide or attacks mostly claimed as responsible by the Taliban. Moreover, many violations of human rights happened in deadly attacks in Kabul by ISIS. Nevertheless, both of the groups used schools for military purposes, they have deprived many children, particularly girls, of access to education. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are internally displaced as well.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 18 worst countries violating human rights in 2017.