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As world prepares for Trump, leaders at Davos must reject politics of fear and division

    January 16, 2017
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    Amnesty International signs onto joint statement condemning the new climate of permissiveness for hate crimes and discrimination which has arisen in numerous countries around the world

    As political and business leaders gather at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, the heads of six of the world’s largest campaigning organizations have called on them to immediately and urgently repudiate narratives of fear, division and blame, and recommit themselves to working together towards a free, just, sustainable and equitable world.

    In a joint statement released days before Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States, the leaders of Amnesty International, Avaaz, Greenpeace International, International Trade Union Confederation, Oxfam International, and Transparency International have strongly condemned the new climate of permissiveness for hate crimes and discrimination which has arisen in numerous countries. They stressed that those who peddle the politics of fear and scapegoating are offering the wrong remedies to social and economic grievances.

    An extract from the statement reads:

    “Our message to world leaders who do not respect human rights is clear: our organisations and the millions of people who stand behind us and the wider movement for human rights and social justice are watching you. We will resist any unjust action every step of the way and make sure you are held to account.”