Human Rights Watch's Case of Schizophrenia

Human Rights Watch seems to have developed schizophrenia.  On the one hand, it spotlights human rights abuses across almost all the Middle East.  On the other hand, it gives what looks like a pass to two of the worst offending countries in the world: terror-sponsors Qatar and Iran. Take an August 3 Middle East Eye story by Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Mideast and North Africa division executive director, which comes across as offering, at best, sisterly advice and at worst, constructive criticism to the leaders of Qatar.  For instance: If Qatar were to ratify the 1951 Refugee Convention and establish an asylum procedure, it would allow the government to review asylum claims in a disciplined and orderly fashion, and provide asylum – and rights, not just mercy – to those who are deemed eligible. In doing so, the article continues, "Qatar would once again also chart a path of progress for the Arab world." Qatar's...(Read Full Article)

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