Philippines: Duterte cannot halt ICC investigation into murderous “war on drugs”

  Responding to news that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is still refusing to allow the government to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it opts to launch a…

Belarus: Sweeping closure of dozens of NGOs as the crackdown on civil society continues

Responding to the news that the Belarusian authorities have dissolved at least 46 human rights and other civil society organizations, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central…

Tanzania: stop the eviction of the Maasai from Ngorongoro!

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is renowned the world over for its wildlife and as the home of the indigenous Maasai people. To promote tourism, the government wants to enlarge the protected…

Scale of secretive cyber surveillance ‘an international human rights crisis’ in which NSO Group is complicit

The vast scale of violations perpetrated through secretive cyber surveillance has exposed a global human rights crisis, Amnesty International warned today, in a new briefing published following the revelations of…

Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests

Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said…

France: Class action lawsuit against ethnic profiling filed over systemic racial discrimination

  France has failed to take necessary steps to prevent and remedy ethnic profiling by the police during identity checks, a form of systemic discrimination, six French and international human rights organizations…

EU perpetuates forced labor in Libya, Amnesty International reports

Trigger warning: this article contains references to sexual abuse and suicide. A new report by Amnesty International has strongly condemned the role of the European Union in perpetuating the “abusive”…

Czech Republic: Hard won justice for women survivors of unlawful sterilization

  The Czech Senate today finally voted to compensate thousands of Roma women who were unlawfully sterilized by the Czechoslovak and subsequently Czech authorities between 1966 and 2012, following a…

Angola: Millions facing hunger, as thousands flee their homes as drought ravages the south of Angola

Millions of people in southern Angola are facing an existential threat as drought aggravated by climate change continues to ravage the region, Amnesty International said today. The organization highlighted how…

Chile: Amnesty International demands investigations into Carabineros’ former and current Director Generals for human rights violations

Amnesty International published a new video today calling on the Chilean National Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the high command of the Carabineros, specifically the former Director General and the current…

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