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EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

9 July 2014

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

Italy: Many children among dozens left homeless by forced eviction in Rome

9 July 2014

The forced eviction of 39 people – 11 of them young children, including several babies – from a Roma settlement in a Rome suburb this morning is a blatant violation of international human rights law and standards that has left numerous families homeless, Amnesty International said.

 

Australia: Handover of Sri Lankan asylum seekers a dangerous precedent

8 July 2014

The potential handover of 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka's Navy would put Australia in blatant breach of international law and set a dangerous precedent.

South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine

8 July 2014

New evidence is emerging of ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both government and opposition forces in South Sudan, Amnesty International said as the country marks its third Independence Day.

Q&A - Three years on, South Sudan is locked in a cycle of violence

8 July 2014

On 9 July, South Sudan will mark three years as an independent state. But the growing pains of the world’s newest country are evident as millions are trapped in a vicious cycle of violence. Here're some of the problems facing South Sudan today.

Israel/Gaza: All sides must protect civilians as conflict escalates

8 July 2014

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates.   

New anti-terror law used to imprison Saudi Arabian human rights activist

7 July 2014

The sentencing of a prominent Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights defender to 15 years in prison has dealt a fresh blow to peaceful activism and freedom of expression in the Kingdom.

DR Congo: Returned ICC witnesses must not face death penalty or torture

5 July 2014

The Congolese authorities and the International Criminal Court must do everything in their power to ensure that three men due to be returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend do not face the death penalty, torture or other serious human rights violations.

 

India: Government must value migrant workers for more than the billions they send home

4 July 2014

The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, said Amnesty International India today in a new report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia.

Ukraine Pride cancelled after police fail to guarantee protection

4 July 2014

The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee protection for those taking part in the planned Pride march on 5 July sends all the wrong signals, said Amnesty International.

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