US: Trump Presidential Transition

  • The headline-grabbing rhetoric of United States President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign raised significant concerns across a broad range of human rights issues. Human Rights Watch has called on Trump to abandon the “misogyny, racism, and xenophobia” that marked his campaign, break with policy proposals that would violate basic rights and freedoms, and govern “in a manner that fully respects and promotes human rights for everyone.” In the days leading up to the January 20 inauguration, we will be scrutinizing the President-elect’s emerging policy positions and speaking out where they fall short of respecting and promoting human rights in the United States and abroad.