Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all the prisoners of conscience it is campaigning for worldwide, who are now at heightened risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Amnesty International welcomes the United Nations Committee of the Rights of the Child’s review of New Zealand under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
This submission outlines Amnesty International’s concerns and associated recommendations with respect to the implementation of the CRC in New Zealand.
The Cambodian government’s three-year long “war on drugs” campaign has fuelled a rising tide of human rights abuses, dangerously overfilled detention facilities and led to an alarming public health situation – even more so as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds – while failing in its stated objective of curbing drug use, a new investigative report by Amnesty International published today reveals.
The Thai authorities are prosecuting social media users who criticize the government and monarchy in a systematic campaign to crush dissent which is being exacerbated by new COVID-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said in a new briefing released today.
Responding to news that the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease-and-desist order effectively stopping the operations of ABS-CBN, one of the country’s largest broadcast media companies, Amnesty International Philippines Section Director Butch Olano said:
Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have overseen the continuing harassment, intimidation, arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of human rights defenders and activists since coming to power in Myanmar four years ago, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.
Poland: Abortion ban and regressive sexuality education laws must not be rushed through under cover of COVID-19
Ahead of the scheduled debate in Poland’s parliament of two draconian bills that seek to ban access to abortion and criminalize sexuality education while equating homosexuality with paedophilia, Draginja Nadazdin, Director of Amnesty International Poland said: