Cambodia: Assault on environmental defenders escalates as four more charged

Responding to reports that that four environmental activists affiliated with Mother Nature Cambodia – Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth, Yim Leanghy and Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson – have been  charged variously with “plotting” and “insulting the King” (lèse majesté), Ming Yu Hah, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, said: “These outrageous charges…

Mexico and the United States must stop sending children into harm’s way

Only in his first few months in office, US President Joe Biden is already sending his top officials to Mexico. Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Mexico on her first official trip abroad. Then came Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of Homeland Security, to Mexico City on 14 and 15…

The rights of Indigenous women and girls: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the occasion of the day of general discussion for the elaboration of a General Recommendation

Amnesty International welcomes the call of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for submissions in relation to its day of discussion on the rights of Indigenous women and girls, subsequent to which it will draft a General Recommendation on the issue. The comments below focus on…

Pandemic response must include support for TRIPS waiver and C-TAP

This oral statement to the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council reflects on the OHCHR report on state response to pandemics reflects on the urgent need for a waiver of certain intellectual property rights for Covid-19 products, and support for the WHO Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. It also…

IRAN: PRESIDENCY OF EBRAHIM RAISI A GRIM REMINDER OF THE CRISIS OF IMPUNITY

The announcement that Ebrahim Raisi will assume the presidency of Iran, instead of being investigated for crimes under international law, is a grim reminder of the international failure to address a crisis of systematic impunity in Iran. Source / Read More: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/4314/2021/en/

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran.…

SOUTH SUDAN: RE: LETTER OF APPEAL FOR TRUTH AND TRIALS IN SOUTH SUDAN

I write to you as Secretary General of Amnesty International, the global human rights movement with 10 million members and supporters. Five years ago today, the New York Times published an op-ed in your names advocating for truth, not trials, and calling on the international community to reconsider the Hybrid…

Op-ed: Canada Should Get on the Path to Abolishing Immigration Detention

“I felt like the world was ending for me,” an asylum seeker told us, describing her experience in immigration detention after fleeing her home country in Africa. “I thought, ‘Maybe I should have stayed back home and died there.’” She is only one of the hundreds of thousands of uprooted people who…

Tunisia: Death following violent arrest highlights cycle of police impunity

Tunisia’s judicial authorities must promptly investigate the suspicious death of Ahmed Ben Amara shortly after his violent arrest by police on 8 June, Amnesty International said today. His death sparked clashes in the Sidi Hassine neighbourhood of Tunis where he lived, in which security forces resorted to unlawful force, including beatings…

Voters did not know what Starmer stands for, says deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner – politics live

Latest updates: Rayner speaks out about Labour’s performance and Starmer’s leadership following botched frontbench reshuffle Indian variant calls in question 17 May reopening in UK, say experts Boris Johnson faces court judgment over £535 unpaid debt Jo Cox’s sister considering standing for Labour in Batley and Spen Queen’s speech: MPs…

The True Labour Party

This nation is run on the hard work, the labour of people like you, shop workers, factory workers, farm workers, delivery drivers, nurses, doctors, surgeons, and all the other hospital staff. It’s kept going by the workers who put their labour into keeping the transport systems running, the public sector…

UK coronavirus live: PM says Prof Ferguson's claim that delaying lockdown by a week doubled death toll is 'premature'

Imperial College academic’s team wrote paper that led to UK government announcing the lockdown; UK records a further 245 coronavirus deaths, taking total to 41,128 ‘Support bubble’ plan lets single parents in England combine households Starmer tells PM to take responsibility for his failures on schools UK economy likely to…

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