France: New bill fails to address challenges faced by migrants and asylum seekers

Responding to the passing of an asylum and immigration bill that will tighten asylum rules, Cécile Coudriou, President of Amnesty International France, declares: “This bill, and the discussions around its text, fails to address the difficulties faced by migrants and asylum seekers in France and the need to fully respect their rights. Those drafting this bill missed … Continued

Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick honored with top award from Amnesty International

Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick has been honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, the human rights organization announced today.

Trump Administration Undermines State Department’s Human Rights Report

Previous assertions from State Department officials, and reports of directives to remove passages on issues like reproductive rights and discrimination indicate that the department’s annual assessment of human rights around the world will downplay vital reports of violations. Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and governmental relations at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement: “From … Continued

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