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70 Years Later, Universal Declaration of Human Rights More Relevant Than Ever

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang issued this statement:

Response to termination of operations of Aquarius rescue ship from Kumi Naidoo

Responding to news from MSF and SOS Mediterranée that the Aquarius search and rescue vessel has been forced to end operations, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “Today, we received some very sad news. Médecins Sans Frontières and its partner SOS Méditerranée have been forced to terminate operations by the search and rescue ship, Aquarius. “Over the last …

Greece / EU: Move asylum seekers to safety

The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches, 20 human rights and other organizations said today.

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