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Global: Leaders at COP28 must protect human rights by agreeing to phase out fossil fuels and press the UAE for reforms

Leaders at the COP28 climate summit in the United Arab Emirates must place human rights at its heart by agreeing to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and ensure civil society’s…

November 28, 2023

Women take part during the International Safe Abortion Day in Bogotá, Colombia, 28 September 2023
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Global: Human rights defenders and health workers who face widespread abuse and criminalization for defending the right to abortion must be better protected

People who defend the right to abortion and provide essential services are being stigmatized, intimidated, attacked, said Amnesty International in a new report.

November 27, 2023

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Israel/OPT: Deal to Release Hostages and Prisoners must pave way for further Releases and a Sustained Ceasefire

Responding to the news that a deal has been agreed to release at least 50 hostages, mostly Israeli women and children, in exchange for the release of 150 Palestinian detainees,…

November 22, 2023

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‘Nowhere safe in Gaza’: Unlawful Israeli strikes illustrate callous disregard for Palestinian lives

Israeli forces have demonstrated – yet again – a chilling indifference to the catastrophic toll on civilians of their ongoing relentless bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip.

November 20, 2023

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Statement of Support for U.S. Student Groups in the Wake of Escalating Conflict in Gaza and Israel

Amnesty International USA is deeply concerned about increased threats, silencing, and deactivation of school and university groups in the wake of the escalating conflict in Gaza and Israel.

November 17, 2023

TOPSHOT - Palestinians assess the damage caused by Israeli air strikes, in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 14, 2021. - Israel pounded Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border as Palestinians fired barrages of rockets back, with the death toll in the enclave on the fourth day of conflict climbing to over 100. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

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UNSC Resolution on ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Gaza presents vital opportunity to stop massive suffering

In response to the United Nations Security Council adoption of a resolution calling for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and the need to address the situation of children in the…

November 16, 2023

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' week in Woodside, California on November 15, 2023.
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Amnesty International USA Responds to Biden-Xi Meeting

In response to President Biden’s meeting with President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday, Carolyn Nash, Asia Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA, said: “The question isn’t whether Biden talks about…

November 15, 2023

Light shines through a few windows in Gazan building
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Israel/OPT: Another Blackout in Gaza Imminent if Sufficient Fuel is Not Restored

The occupied Gaza Strip will likely plunge into another total communications blackout on Thursday if appropriate fuel supplies are not immediately delivered, which will worsen an already catastrophic humanitarian situation,…

November 15, 2023

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Pakistan: Halt mass detentions and deportations of Afghan refugees

The Government of Pakistan must immediately halt the continued detentions, deportations and widespread harassment of Afghan refugees, said Amnesty International today. “Thousands of Afghan refugees are being used as political…

November 13, 2023

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‘Alarming’ defamation indictment for two human rights defenders in Indonesia

Responding to today’s indictment of two prominent human rights defenders, Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar, Amnesty International Indonesia’s Executive Director Usman Hamid said: “This disgraceful indictment will have a destructive…

November 13, 2023

BELLE CHASSE, LA - JUNE 4: Barges loaded with coal are seen in front of the ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery June 4, 2008 in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Global: Agreement at COP28 to Phase Out Fossil Fuels is Vital to Prevent a Climate and Human Rights Catastrophe

An agreement at the COP28 summit to end the production and use of fossil fuels is vital to prevent a global climate catastrophe and stop an unprecedented human rights crisis…

November 12, 2023

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Amnesty petition demanding ceasefire to end civilian suffering backed by more than one million signatures

More than a million signatures from people around the world have been gathered for an Amnesty International petition demanding an immediate ceasefire to end the unparalleled escalation of hostilities in…

November 10, 2023