The report calls on the US government to take concrete steps to address its human rights problems

The Communication Department of the State Council of China released on Wednesday (May 29, 2024) the Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2023, which indicates the deterioration of the human rights situation in the country with facts and figures .

The report calls on the US government to take concrete steps to resolve its human rights problems and respond to the expectations of the American people and international concerns.

The human rights situation in the United States continued to deteriorate in 2023, the report states, adding that human rights are becoming increasingly polarized in the country.

“While a ruling minority holds political, economic and social dominance, the majority of ordinary people are increasingly marginalized, with their basic rights and freedoms being disrespected”says the text.

Noting that civil and political rights have been curtailed in the United States, the report draws attention to worsening problems including gun violence, partisan fighting, police brutality and the ineffective police enforcement accountability system, mass incarceration and forced labor, political polarization, electoral manipulation and decline in government credibility.

“The chronic disease of racism persists”the report says, highlighting that African Americans face severe racial discrimination and inequality in areas such as law enforcement and medical services.

Asian Americans have suffered intensified discrimination, the rights of Native Americans have been consistently violated, and “racist ideology is spreading virulently in the United States and spilling over borders”he added.

Growing economic and social inequality makes life extremely difficult for the poor, the report states, noting that the United States has refused to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Economic, social and cultural rights are stigmatized as “wellbeing cheese” in the United States, and the phenomenon of “poverty at work” is widespread, with the gap between rich and poor widening further, he added.

The United States has not ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and remains the only UN member country that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, he says, warning of persistent violations of women’s rights. women and children in the country.

With information from Xinhua.


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