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(Amnesty International France)

Press Release

France: Enshrining Abortion in the Constitution “a Bulwark Against Anti-Rights Movements” 

The United States should take notice: Protecting the human right to abortion can, and must be done.

March 4, 2024

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Hong Kong: Transgender Activist Must Not Be Deported to Mainland China  

Time is of the essence to prevent Lai Ke from being unlawfully deported to mainland China, where she would be at grave risk of serious human rights violations.

March 1, 2024

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US: Spyware Ruling a Welcome Step Towards Accountability for Those Targeted with NSO Spyware

This court order sends a clear signal to the surveillance industry that it cannot continue to enable spyware abuse with impunity.

March 1, 2024

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Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo Must Not Sign Deeply Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Law

The bill is one of the most draconian in Africa and seeks to further criminalize LGBT people as well as to punish anyone who supports or advocates for LGBT people.

February 29, 2024

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Amnesty International Challenges President Biden to Abandon Cruel Anti-Immigrant Proposals 

President Biden needs to find the political courage to rise above the growing tide of xenophobia and return to his promise to push for common-sense solutions that center safety and human rights.

February 28, 2024

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Press Release

France: Senate Vote on Recognizing Abortion in the Constitution Will Be “Decisive Step”

This is an historic opportunity for France to stand up for women, girls and people who may be pregnant, and a source of hope for those who are defending the right to abortion around the world.

February 28, 2024

Press Release

Russia: Orleg Orlov, Imprisoned Following Appeal Against Sham Trial, Must Be Released

Orleg Orlov is a prisoner of conscience. He must be immediately and unconditionally released and all of his criminal convictions should be quashed.

February 27, 2024

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Israel Defying ICJ Ruling to Prevent Genocide by Failing to Allow Adequate Humanitarian Aid to Reach Gaza 

Not only has Israel created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, but it is also displaying a callous indifference to the fate of Gaza’s population by creating conditions which the ICJ has said places them at imminent risk of genocide.

February 26, 2024

Amnesty International

Press Release

Ethiopia: End Extrajudicial Executions in Amhara Region, Bring Perpetrators to Justice

The government of Ethiopia should urgently open effective independent investigations into human rights abuses in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in Bahir Dar and throughout the Amhara region.

February 26, 2024

Update

Letter from 20 NGOs Expresses Support for the SAFEGUARD Act

Amnesty International USA and 19 NGOs express their support for the SAFEGUARD Act, S.1025 in the Senate and H.R.1801 in the House.

February 23, 2024

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Press Release

Executive Action Restricting the Right to Seek Asylum Would Lead to More Death, Suffering, and Chaos at the Border

These proposed changes by the Biden Administration would undoubtedly violate both U.S. and international human rights law.

February 22, 2024

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Press Release

Global: Delay to Establishing the Board of a Fund for People Harmed by Global Warming Threatens to Undermine Human Rights

Amnesty International is urging the rapid operationalization and capitalization of the international Loss and Damage Fund.

February 22, 2024