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The state of the world's human rights
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Press Releases

9 July 2014

Tawanda Mutasah announced new head of Law & Policy for Amnesty International

Leading lawyer and human rights advocate Tawanda Mutasah has been appointed Amnesty International’s new Senior Director for Law & Policy.

9 July 2014

Amnesty International and trinidad+tobago film festival establish new human rights prize

In an effort to support the promotion of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Amnesty International (AI) and the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) have established a human rights film prize.

  • Death Penalty
9 July 2014

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

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.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
9 July 2014

Nepal: Fix flawed Truth, Reconciliation Act

The Nepal government should act immediately to fix crucial flaws in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, particularly those highlighted in a new United Nations evaluation, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today.


  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • International Justice
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
8 July 2014

Australia: High hopes for full High Court hearing on asylum seeker boat

Amnesty International expresses relief that High Court deliberations have put the transfer of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka's Navy in doubt, a plan that if enacted, would put Australia in blatant breach of international law and set a dangerous precedent

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Australia
8 July 2014

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

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 on 9 July. On a mission to Juba this month, the organization interviewed internally displaced people who described recent atrocities and an imminent humanitarian crisis.

Region Africa
Country South Sudan
8 July 2014

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

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. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
7 July 2014

Indonesia elections: Watershed for human rights

On Wednesday 9 July, Indonesians are heading to the polls to elect a new president, with the two leading candidates – Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto – facing off in a deciding vote.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
5 July 2014

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

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

4 July 2014

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

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. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India

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