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Defending the Rights of Refugees and Migrants in the Digital Age

Digital technology interventions are increasingly shaping and delivering the migration management and asylum policies of states.

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The Cost of Doing Business? The Petrochemical Industry’s Toxic Pollution in the USA

This report highlights the harms suffered by local communities from pollution emitted by the hundreds of petrochemical plants and refineries along the Houston Ship Channel in Texas.

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Silicon Shadows: Venture Capital, Human Rights, and the Lack of Due Diligence

Our analysis showed that leading VC firms and start-up accelerators are critically deficient in their responsibility to conduct human rights due diligence when investing in Generative AI start-ups.

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‘We dried our tears’: Addressing the toll on children of Northeast Nigeria’s conflict

Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked schools and abducted large numbers of children as soldiers or ‘wives,’ among other atrocities. The Nigerian military’s treatment of those who escape such brutality has…

May 27, 2020
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA – APRIL 20: A woman carries firewoods inside an IDP camp on April 20, 2019 in Maiduguri, Nigeria. General elections were held in Nigeria on 23 February 2019 to elect the President, Vice President, House of Representatives and the Senate, which the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won. In Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in northeastern region, saw democracy working by electing the president, governor, and other cabinet members, despite the military tensions with Boko Haram, a Jihadist group which began its military insurgency in 2009. Ten years into the insurgency, the city has become relatively safer than before; however, it still possesses tens of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons of the armed-conflict who could not return their home villages. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

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Mass protests in Europe provide hope as rights and judicial independence eroded

People’s rights are being violated by governments in Europe and Central Asia, who are cracking down on protests and seeking to erode the independence of the judiciary to avoid accountability,…

April 16, 2020
Monday 4 June, Amnesty International placed a giant heart balloon outside the Parliament in Budapest. The 10x10x5 meter red heart was there to tell Hungarian MPs that people working for a fair and safe Hungary need to be protected, not attacked or threatened. Therefore, the draconian legislative proposal submitted by the government to the Parliament – dubbed ‘Stop Soros’ and aiming to criminalise those helping refugees and migrants and to instil fear and silence civil society – must be voted down. . The face of the heart balloon installation was the “Civil” symbol – – logo of over 250 organizations working in coalition in Hungary for rights and freedoms. The giant heart is a symbol of the strong and heartfelt worldwide support for civil society, organisations and activists, working for a Hungary that is fair and safe for all. More than 22,000 people from 50+ countries around the world have sent messages of support to NGOs in Hungary both offline and online, which have also been collected in a booklet of solidarity that was handed over to MPs.

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Release Jailed Human Rights Defenders and Activists in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have overseen the continuing harassment, intimidation, arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of human rights defenders and activists since coming to power in Myanmar four…

April 13, 2020
YANGON, BURMA – JANUARY 23: A Myanmar flag blows in the wind downtown on January 23, 2020 in Yangon, Burma. Today the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to prevent genocide against the Rohingya. The ICJ unanimously decided the the Myanmar government must take measures to ensure justice and provide reports every six months until the case closes. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

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Amnesty International Highlights Human Rights Priorities for Country Responses to COVID-19 

Amnesty International has published recommendations today for countries in Europe, urging them to ensure that their responses to COVID-19 are in line with their international and regional human rights obligations.

April 1, 2020
BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 25: A Cruz Roja member is seen at the pavilion that Fira de Barcelona fair prepares to accommodate homeless people during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak on March 25, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images). Fira De Barcelona Shall Accommodate Homeless People. A coalition Cruz Roja, ‘Red Cross’, Barcelona City Council, Spanish Army, E.T. Logistics Brigade, UME Military Emergency Unit, Urban Guard, Health Personnel and Bombers of Catalonia. For 225 homeless, check them without Coronavirus ready to accommodate them, bunks, showers and food. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)