The resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin follows months of political turmoil, economic hardship and a dramatic deterioration in human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and assembly, Amnesty International said today.
Responding to the collapse of the Afghan government following the seizure of power by the Taliban and the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as thousands of people attempt to leave the country, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:
Submission to the Ministry of Justice on Proposals Against Incitement of Hatred and Discrimination Consultation
This submission is made on behalf of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand (AIANZ) on the Proposals Against Incitement of Hatred and Discrimination.
This submission starts by detailing relevant international human rights and tools when considering the issue of incitement of hatred, before going through each proposal.
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Myanmar, where cases and deaths are soaring since mid-June and patients are struggling to access oxygen against a backdrop of escalating conflict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said: