Human Rights and the Trump Administration

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by Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM

In a major departure from previous presidencies, Donald Trump's administration has systematically deprioritized human rights. At the same time as the US administration has pulled back from human rights, democracy promotion and multilateral engagement, China, Russia and other states have grown more assertive in challenging democratic norms, both at home and globally.

CIC Non-Resident Fellow Elsina Wainwright argues that Australia should strengthen its own promotion of human rights and governance in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific to support the rules-based order.

Read the full article on the United States Studies Center website here. 

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Jul 09, 2018