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Recent Press Releases & Reports

Amnesty International USA Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

In response to today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director for Programs, Advocacy and Government Affairs, said:

US Supreme Court Ruling on NY Gun Law Further Erodes Human Rights

Just a few weeks ago, in Buffalo, NY, an armed 18-year-old entered a grocery store in a predominantly Black community and killed 10 people, injuring many more. In Uvalde, TX, an 18-year-old entered an elementary school and murdered 19 children and two teachers. Legislators are requesting extra protection for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, after an armed gunman was found near his home, threatening to assassinate him over his views in a recently leaked SCOTUS opinion. None of this is remotely new. Americans have watched in horror as people armed with guns and large capacity magazines terrorize American communities year after year, with growing frequency.

Michelle Bachelet Has Just Months Left to Address Her Failures on China

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced today that she will not be seeking a second term when her current one ends in August, but said that her office intends to finalize a long-awaited report on the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region before her departure.