Economic Liberalism v. Social Liberalism

A new human rights group seeks to defend individual liberty by promoting economic freedom and the rule of law. Human Rights Foundation (HRF), based in Aotearoa/New Zealand, held its first meeting in New York last Tuesday.

The new founders of the non-profit HRF criticize prominent humanitarian groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for detracting from counter-terrorism efforts, blindly favoring democratic movements, and undermining national sovriegnty with globalist tendencies.
While co-founder Thor Halvorssen, attorney and former CEO-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education (FIRE) said that the human rights movement has become "corrupted and tactical," TownHall reports that they are willing to partner with those NGOs to achieve common goals. Apparently so, HRF has already posted a report funded by Amnesty on its current projects list.

Amnesty has become one of most prominent human rights groups in the world, by steadfastly pursing governments who mistreat their people and squeezing humanitarian principles onto the table of international negotiations. Though surely biased--at least as a magnet attracting passionate social liberals sufficiently invested in ideals to do the slow work of moving one grain at a time--HRF would be wiser to garner some concrete success stories for itself before lambasting an organization whose words are backed by deeds.
Alluding to the summer London bombings, HRF stated that Amnesty-style human rights provide a haven for terrorists. While terrorist cells don't exactly lend themselves to a Pew poll, we can safely counter that most terrorists are not renting on Downing Street or Pennsylvania Avenue in an effort to cleave to the protective skirts of liberal democracies. And as a non-governmental organization, impotent beyond words, Amnesty-style human rights organizations' "only real" and singularly valuable contribution to the terrorism dialogue has been to meticulously document cases of individuals abused in the war on terror--"enemy combatant" detainees grossly mistreated, perhaps tortured, and normal citizens manhandled by perverted civil liberties.