Human Rights Watch: Trump’s proposals will harm millions

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on US President-elect Donald Trump to repudiate controversial proposals he made during the election campaign, saying that, if implemented, they would harm millions of people in America and beyond.

In a letter on Wednesday to Trump, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth cited some of Trump’s controversial statements regarding torture, Guantanamo military prison, immigration, refugees, women’s rights, health care, and media freedom among others.

The chief of the American-founded international non-governmental organization reminded Trump that he should fulfill obligations of the United States under international humanitarian law.

“As president, you will have the heavy responsibility to prevent enactment of dangerous pledges and proposals that were made in the course of the campaign,” Roth wrote.

“A first step will be to unequivocally retract such proposals, condemn hateful rhetoric and acts…

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