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Press Release

Two Years Post-Roe, U.S. Continues Backsliding on Abortion, Depriving Millions of Human Rights

Abortion is a human right and a vital part of health care. All pregnant people, no matter who they are or where they live, must have the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions, including whether to carry a pregnancy to term, without government interference.

June 20, 2024

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Americas: On World Refugee Day, States Must Prioritize the Human Rights of Those Seeking protection in the Americas

Now is the time for states in the Americas to rise to the occasion and commit to protecting the most marginalized population groups in the region.

June 19, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 05: Women stand in the street recording as right-wing activists march to the Louisville Metro Hall on September 5, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ahead of the Kentucky Derby, demonstrators clashed over recent looting and destruction in the area and the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro police officers during a no-knock raid at her apartment on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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Update

Renewing Our Commitment to Justice and Equality on Juneteenth

Amnesty International USA stands in solidarity with Black Americans on Juneteenth in the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.

June 18, 2024

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Press Release

Amnesty International USA Reaction to Executive Action on Dreamers and Mixed-Status Families

No one should have to live with the fear that their lives and the lives of their family and community could be upended at any time.

June 18, 2024

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Thailand: Passing of Marriage Equality Bill a Triumphant Moment for LGBTI Rights

While there is no doubt that the legalization of marriage for LGBTI couples is a key milestone for Thailand, much more must be done to guarantee full protection of LGBTI people in the country.

June 18, 2024

Palestinians walk along a devastated street in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 14, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militant group. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP) (Photo by EYAD BABA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Update

Update from Amnesty Fieldworker in Gaza 

Our Amnesty International fieldworker in Gaza provides an update while continuing to gather evidence of human rights violations and war crimes

June 17, 2024

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Press Release

Global: Gender Apartheid Must Be Recognized as a Crime Under International Law

We are calling for the recognition of gender apartheid under international law to fill a major gap in our global legal framework. No one should ever be permitted to violate, segregate, silence or exclude people because of their gender.

June 17, 2024

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Egypt: Release Protesters and Activists Detained Over Palestine Solidarity  

The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those arbitrarily detained solely for independent activism in solidarity with Palestine or criticism of the Egyptian government’s closure of the Rafah crossing and investigate complaints of sexual assault and other abuses in police custody against some detainees.

June 14, 2024

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Kyrgyzstan: Acquittal in “Kempir-Abad Case” Is a Victory for Justice and Human Rights

We join with Kyrgyzstani civil society, particularly women human rights defenders who have worked hard on the case, to applaud this just verdict.

June 14, 2024

(Amnesty International)

Press Release

Global: Enhanced Funding and Guarantees of Civic Space Are Vital for Climate Justice at COP29

Provision of greater climate finance and guarantees around civic space are essential if COP29 later this year is to advance human rights-based solutions to the climate crisis.

June 13, 2024

Protesters at a Rally for Sudan April 15, 2024
(Amnesty International USA)

Update

President Biden: Enough of the Silence on Sudan

President Biden has been nearly silent on Sudan for over a year of armed conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces

June 13, 2024

(Amnesty International USA)

Press Release

Amnesty International Response to Supreme Court Retaining Availability of Mifepristone

All people have the human right to the highest attainable standard of health, including the medication they need. This decision will ensure that, for now, fewer people will be blocked from accessing mifepristone and medication abortions.

June 13, 2024