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Europe: New EU Due Diligence Law Governing Big Business Is a Groundbreaking Advance for Human Rights

A vote by ministers of the 27 EU member states today to pass a law requiring big businesses to identify and address negative human rights and environmental impacts in their operations marks one of the most significant advances of international business and human rights legislation in recent years.

May 24, 2024

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Guatemala: Amnesty International Condemns Gender Bias in the Systematic Criminalization of Justice Operators and Human Rights Defenders

The fact that the women who reported, investigated or heard these cases of corruption are the ones who are now on trial and may have even faced prison is symptomatic of an ailing justice system.

May 23, 2024

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Iran: President Raisi’s Death Must Not Deny Victims of His Grim Human Rights Legacy Their Right to Accountability

The death of president Ebrahim Raisi must not deny people in Iran their right to justice, truth and reparation for the litany of crimes under international law and human rights violations committed since the 1980s during his time in the echelons of power.

May 22, 2024

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Mexico: Authorities Use Criminal Justice System to Investigate and Carry Out Surveillance on Three Women Human Rights Defenders

In Mexico, the practice of making arbitrary use of the criminal justice system against people who denounce and investigate human rights violations has become the norm.

May 21, 2024

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Israel/OPT: ICC Applications for Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Sinwar and Other Senior Israeli and Hamas Officials Crucial Step Towards Justice  

This move sends an important message to all parties to the conflict in Gaza and beyond that they will be held accountable for the devastation they have waged on the peoples of Gaza and Israel.  

May 21, 2024

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Global: International Tribunal Sets Groundbreaking Precedent that Will Help Protect Oceans and People from Climate Harms

An urgent full, fair and forever phase out of all fossil fuels and a funded transition to renewable sources of energy is essential, with states most responsible for emissions leading the way.

May 21, 2024

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Sri Lanka: Amnesty International’s Secretary General Concludes Five-Day Visit

Amnesty International’s Secretary General concluded a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in which she met with officials and society, stakeholders to discuss pressing human rights issues.

May 21, 2024

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Global: New Technology and AI Used at Borders Increases Inequalities and Undermines Human Rights of Migrants

A new research briefing documents the ways in which technology contributes to the growing trend of human rights violations at borders.

May 21, 2024

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The Digital Border: Migration, Technology and Inequality

This Amnesty International USA briefing outlines how uses of new technology are central to a trend of violations of human rights at borders around the world.

May 21, 2024

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‘Positive News’ for Defenders of Press Freedom as Assange Granted Permission to Appeal

The High Court has rightly concluded that - if extradited to the USA, Assange will be at risk of serious abuse, including prolonged solitary confinement, which would violate the prohibition on torture or other ill-treatment.

May 20, 2024

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Sri Lanka: Fifteen Years After the End of the War, Victims Still Await Justice at Mullivaikkal

Today’s anniversary is a grim reminder of the collective failure of the Sri Lankan authorities and the international community to deliver justice to the victims of Sri Lanka’s internal armed conflict.

May 20, 2024