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Amnesty International USA Response to Texas Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

Amnesty International responds to the news that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled against a Texan woman seeking an abortion.

December 12, 2023

People writing on a pile of letters for Amnesty International's Write for Rights campaign
(Amnesty International)

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Amnesty International Launches Annual Letter-Writing Campaign Amid Clampdown on Human Rights

Amnesty International is launching its annual global letter-writing campaign ahead of Human Rights Day on December 10, in a bid to transform the lives of people whose rights have been violated.

December 11, 2023

A migrant family watches the sunset while waiting to be accounted for and taken to a border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. Southern border.
(Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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Congress Urged to Not Gut Asylum System

Amnesty International responds to Congress and the White House negotiating the inclusion of nationwide expedited removal and a gutting of the U.S. asylum system in the federal supplemental funding bill.

December 8, 2023

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Lebanon: Deadly Attack by Israeli Authorities on Journalists Must be Investigated as a War Crime 

Israeli strikes a group of seven journalists in south Lebanon on 13 October, which killed Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah and injured six others.

December 7, 2023

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Amnesty International USA Response to Sudan Atrocity Determination 

In response to Secretary of State Blinken announcing the atrocity determination for Sudan, Kate Hixon, Africa Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA, made the following statement.

December 7, 2023

gun safety protest in front of Capitol
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Amnesty International USA Reaction to Senate Blocking Passage of Assault Weapons Ban  

Amnesty International USA reacts to the Senate vote blocking the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023, Ethan’s Law, and the Background Check Expansion Act on the same day as a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

December 7, 2023

Couple hugs in doorway in El Salvador building
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El Salvador: Policies, practices, and abusive, arbitrary legislation violate human rights and threaten civic space

El Salvador is experiencing an alarming regression in the respect for and protection of human rights as reported in Amnesty International's new report.

December 5, 2023

@ Amnesty International

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Israel/OPT: US-Made Munitions Killed 43 Civilians in Two Documented Israeli Air Strikes in Gaza – New Investigation 

US-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) were used by the Israeli military in two deadly, unlawful air strikes on homes full of civilians in the occupied Gaza Strip, Amnesty International has found based on a new investigation into those strikes.

December 5, 2023

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ISRAEL/OPT: Urgent Need for a Sustained Ceasefire to End Civilian Bloodshed and Mass Suffering as Fighting Resumes

A ceasefire is the best way to ensure all civilians are protected across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to alleviate mass humanitarian suffering in Gaza.

December 1, 2023

A worker walks past a COP28 logo ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Dubai on November 28, 2023. The UN chief urged world leaders to take decisive action to tackle ever-worsening climate change when they gather at the COP28 summit in Dubai starting this week. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
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Global: Initial pledges at COP28 to finance the Loss & Damage Fund fall far short of what is needed

Amnesty International reacts to initial pledges totaling about US$420 million made on the first day of COP28 to finance the Loss and Damage Fund.

November 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Senior Campaign Manager at Amnesty International Isra Chaker speaks during a press conference on the delivery of close to 1 million supporters calling on President Biden to help bring about a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza at the White House on November 29, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for MoveOn)
(Jemal Countess/Getty Images for MoveOn)

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Nearly 1 Million Across U.S. Call For Ceasefire Now

Amnesty International USA, Avaaz, Demand Progress, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), MoveOn and Oxfam America delivered nearly 1 million signatures gathered by civil society organizations at the White House.

November 29, 2023

COP28 climate summit logo on phone
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Global: Leaders at COP28 must protect human rights by agreeing to phase out fossil fuels and press the UAE for reforms

Leaders at the COP28 climate summit in the United Arab Emirates must place human rights at its heart by agreeing to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and ensure civil society’s full and free participation.

November 28, 2023