Russia has largely isolated itself from the world stage after its brutal invasion of Ukraine. Nonetheless, the international community continues to engage with other countries accused of serious human rights violations. It begs the question: What does it take to be labeled a pariah status, and who decides?
DAVOS, Switzerland — When the world’s political and business elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, there was one notable exception.
Reflecting the widespread expulsion of Russia from the international community following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian celebrities and business representatives were once prominent figures in Swiss mountain resorts. Banned from forums in January of this year.
But elsewhere along the Forum’s famous promenade, as well as on the international stage, other countries accused of violating international law were well represented.
It begs the question: what does it take to be labeled a pariah status, and who decides? Watch the video above to find out.