The Solomon Islands Minister of the Environment should conduct face-to-face consultations with local communities on Wagina Island to hear their concerns before deciding the fate of a proposed open-cast bauxite mine there, Amnesty International said today.
Governments are failing to protect women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who routinely face a wide range of gender specific attacks, Amnesty International said in a new report on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day.
In response to an announcement by Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie that she will not support the repeal of the Medevac Bill unless a certain, unknown condition is met, Amnesty International Australia Refugee Advisor Graham Thom said:
Brazil: Petition to halt illegal cattle farms fuelling Amazon rainforest destruction reaches more than 162,000 signatures
- Cattle farming is the main driver of illegal land seizures that violate human rights in Reserves and Indigenous territories
- Satellite imagery and official data reveal evidence of cattle farming in protected areas
Eleven world-renowned artists including Yoko Ono, Shilpa Gupta and Gerhard Richter have come together to create a collection of original, limited-edition art to raise money for Amnesty International’s human rights work.
The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters.