The Amnesty International Report 2005 survey of the state of human rights around the world is out. It's not a pretty picture. Standouts include the international community for abandoning Darfur, the treatment of women around the world, terrorism in Chechnya, Iraq and Spain, the government of Russia, and the US for Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. During 2004, the human rights of ordinary men, women and children were disregarded or grossly abused in every corner of the globe. Economic interests, political hypocrisy and socially orchestrated discrimination continued to fan the flames of conflict around the world. The ?war on terror? appeared more effective in eroding international human rights principles than in countering international ?terrorism?. The millions of women who suffered gender-based violence in the home, in the community or in war zones were largely ignored. The economic, social and cultural rights of marginalized communities were almost entirely neglected. My biggest problems with the report is the implication that other nations follow the US's example. Nations, like individuals, are responsible for their own actions, IMO, except perhaps in cases of extraordinary rendition where the US is directly encouraging their behavior. Overall, it's a depressing picture of how malicious human beings so often are. What do you think of the report and the state of the world?