Are Human Rights an Illusion?

Why not start this blog with a political statement, or rather a subject of discussion. Are Human Rights an Illusion? Is the world we live in, in 2017, as advanced as we believe it to be?

If you would have asked me a week ago if I believed in Human Rights, I would have pondered, and after a few seconds or so I would’ve replied something like, “Well, I guess not everyone on the planet has the same rights at the moment, but I do believe that with the advent of Internet and new technologies, we are heading on the right path”.

What has changed?

On February 21st 2017, Amnesty International released their annual report on “The State of the World’s Human Rights”. An exhaustive list of 159 countries, their situation and changes that occured in 2016, in the human rights department.

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