Rich countries must not become ‘gated communities’, warns UN chief

As the world marks Human Rights Day on 10 December, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warned that the depiction of migrants as “invasive hordes”, who are “threatening our way of life” and “jumping the queue” must stop, and States must act with full respect for the human rights of all – including migrants. “Rich countries must not become gated communities, their people averting their eyes from the bloodstains in the driveway,” Zeid said.