Joe Biden criticised by Human Rights Watch for sending 'mixed signals' on human rights

Joe Biden criticised by Human Rights Watch for sending 'mixed signals' on human rights

18/1/2022 9:48:00 AM

Joe Biden criticised by Human Rights Watch for sending 'mixed signals' on human rights

They said Biden seemed to have lost his voice when it came to public denunciation of serious human rights violations.

Mixed signalsannual reportpublished on Jan. 13, Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of the human rights advocacy group, pointed out that Biden had promised a foreign policy that would be"guided by human rights" when he initially took office.

However, the U.S. president"continued to sell arms to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel despite their persistent repression", Roth wrote.Roth continued to raise several examples of Biden choosing to prioritise domestic challenges over the condemnation of human rights violations by other governments.

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