The United Nations ' human rights chief says he is shocked by the repressive policies being pursued in the United States and Europe, especially their increasingly harsh treatment of migrants.
In an annual report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said he has been shocked by the reports that many migrants including children, intercepted at the southern borders of the United States are detained in abusive conditions.
He said in many European countries the trend towards “racism, xenophobia and incitement to hatred” is now dominating the political landscape.
Al-Hussein said he is deeply concerned about the current overriding focus of EU States on preventing migrants from reaching Europe and rushing to deport them. APP/AFP