UN official: Past decade has seen human rights `backlash’

  • In this June 14, 2019, photo provided by the United Nations, Andrew Gilmour, assistant secretary-general for human rights, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan at U.N. headquarters. Gilmour says the past decade has seen backlash on human rights on every front, especially on the rights of women and the LGBT communities. (Evan Schneider/United Nations via AP)
  • Andrew Gilmour, center, assistant secretary-general for human rights, meets with Peul religious leaders from Mopti to discuss human rights issues and the security situation in the region in Mali on Nov. 3, 2017. (Harandane Dicko/United Nations via AP)

UNITED NATIONS — The past decade has seen a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and the LGBT communities, according to a top U.N. human rights official.