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UN: Amnesty Int’l tasks world leaders on human rights violations

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UN: Amnesty Int’l tasks world leaders on human rights violations

New York, US (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International on Friday

said that unless world leaders decisively address the widespread disregard for

international law that is forcing millions of people from their homes, any moves

to improve the humanitarian system will fail to tackle the underlying causes of

the refugee crisis,

The call was contained in a statement issued ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit

taking place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.

Amnesty International Secretary-General Salil Shetty said: “Mass violations

of international humanitarian law and international human rights law are behind

this global refugee crisis. Conflicts are fast becoming a free-for-all, with the price

paid by civilians.

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