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Malik Ayub Sumbal is Senior Broadcaster, Political Commentator, and Media Consultant. Malik has been associated with world-leading media outlets and news channels. He has more than 18 years of experience while working on key editorial positions. Malik was President at the Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF), a leading organization working for the Press Freedom and Free Speech around the world.
US Human Rights Reports Under Fire for Omission of US Complicity in Israel’s Massacres, Genocides, and Mass Graves

US Human Rights Reports Under Fire for Omission of US Complicity in Israel’s Massacres, Genocides, and Mass Graves

The majority of countries have outright rejected the US Country Report on Human Rights, seeing it as nothing more than an crooked tool of American foreign policy. This report tends to focus disproportionately on perceived infringements of US authority, particularly targeting nations that resist American agenda. Regrettably, this approach undermines the genuine cause of human rights by neglecting to address the substantial violations occurring within the United States itself and in countries where US is complicit in war crimes and genocides.

One of the most alarming aspects of these reports is their apparent lack of objectivity. By presenting biased and concocted information on such a sensitive issue as human rights, they perpetuate a false narrative of global progress in human rights protection. In reality, this era is characterized by the exploitation of human rights for ulterior motives, rather than genuine advocacy for those who suffer from oppression and injustice.

The US has consistently exploited the rhetoric of human rights to advance its own agenda, disregarding the principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Instead of addressing its own violations and those of its allies, such as Israel, the US chooses to focus on criticizing other nations, often downplaying or entirely ignoring atrocities committed by its partners.

For instance, while the report mentions human rights abuses in countries like Iran and Cuba, it conveniently sidesteps the egregious violations perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians. The deliberate omission of Israel’s actions, including the provision of billions of dollars in lethal weaponry and the perpetuation of mass graves, illustrates the report’s blatant bias and disregard for truth.

Furthermore, the report’s portrayal of conflicts, such as the Israel-Palestine issue, as mere disputes between equals, disregards established international conventions on genocide and the reality of Palestinian suffering. This distortion serves to shield the US and its allies from accountability for their actions and perpetuates injustice for those who have endured such atrocities.

In essence, the US’s selective and politically motivated approach to human rights reporting not only undermines the credibility of international human rights mechanisms but also perpetuates suffering and injustice for those most vulnerable to abuse. It is imperative that the international community rejects such biased narratives and works towards a more equitable and just framework for human rights advocacy.

Malik Ayub Sumbal is an Award-Winning journalist, Geopolitical Analyst, Commentator & Moderator. He is the author of his newly published book Tovuz to Karabakh, A Comprehensive Analysis of War in South-Caucasus. He tweet @ayubsumbal