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France: Hijab Bans in French Sport Expose Discriminatory Double Standards Ahead of Olympic and Paralympic Games 

No policymaker should dictate what a woman can or cannot wear and no woman should be forced to choose between…

July 15, 2024

Group portraits of participants at an event organised by Les Hijabeuses, a collective of football players campaigning to overturn hijab bans in French football. 29 June 2024
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“We Can’t Breathe Anymore. Even Sports, We Can’t Do Them Anymore.” Violations of Muslim Women’s and Girl’s Human Rights Through Hijab Bans in Sports in France

French authorities boast about gender parity in sports, but they purposefully do not apply to Muslim hijab-wearing women and girls.

July 15, 2024

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Under-Protected and Over-Restricted: The State of the Right to Protest in 21 European Countries

Amnesty International documents that the right of peaceful assembly is increasingly coming under attack in parts of Europe.

July 8, 2024

President Biden marking D-Day alongside President Macron in France.
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Amnesty International USA and Amnesty International France Call on Macron and Biden to Urgently Stop Sending Weapons to Israel

Comments from Paul O’Brien, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA and Jean-Claude Samouiller, President of Amnesty International France as President…

June 6, 2024

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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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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…

February 28, 2024

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Governments Must Stop Conniving with Fossil Fuel Industries to Burn Our Rights

The world’s richest governments are effectively condemning millions of people to starvation, drought and displacement through their continued support of…

June 6, 2021

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G7 Leaders Are Shooting Themselves in the Foot by Failing to Tackle Global Vaccine Access

Ahead of the virtual meeting of G7 leaders hosted by the UK government on Friday, February 19, Amnesty International has…

February 19, 2021


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Fresh Evidence of Police Misuse of Tear Gas Leading to Protesters’ Deaths and Injuries – Updated Investigative Website

Amnesty International today published new evidence of the misuse of tear gas by security forces in several countries in the…

February 1, 2021

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Governments and Police Must Stop Using COVID-19 Pandemic as Pretext for Abuse

Abusive policing and excessive reliance on law enforcement to implement COVID-19 response measures have violated human rights and in some instances…

December 16, 2020

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France shutting down anti-racist organization risks freedoms

Responding to the announcement by Gérald Darmanin, the French Minister of Interior, that the French government will dissolve the Collective…

November 20, 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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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…

April 16, 2020