Human Rights, Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics Former UN human rights chief on Trump, populism, and complacency toward war crimes

March 28, 2019
By Trudy Rubin | The Philadelphia Inquirer

How do you lead a fight for human rights in a world where mass slaughter of civilians goes unpunished, where populists and autocrats are rising — and where the United States no longer leads a global pushback against human rights crimes?

This is what I asked Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a most unusual man who recently stepped down from four years as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (a separate office from the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council).

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