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Amnesty International

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Philippines: Vindication For Leila de Lima As Last Bogus Charge Dismissed

This is full freedom and vindication, finally, for human rights defender Leila de Lima, after her nearly seven years of…

June 24, 2024

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DRC: President Tshisekedi Must Use Second Term to Tackle Human Rights Crisis

The DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi must use his second and final term in office to address the  human rights crisis…

June 24, 2024

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Amnesty International Launches New Campaign on Abortion Rights

Amnesty’s abortion rights campaign provides a platform to help people everywhere clearly and publicly express support for abortion rights in…

June 24, 2024

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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…

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…

June 19, 2024

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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…

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…

June 18, 2024

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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…

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…

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…

June 14, 2024

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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…

June 13, 2024

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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…

June 13, 2024