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Press Release

Mass Forced Displacement in Gaza Highlights Urgent Need for Israel to Uphold Palestinians’ Right to Return 

This Nakba day the fate of Palestinians is more perilous than ever – dispossessed and subjected to systematic human rights violations under a brutal occupation – with those in Gaza also facing the imminent risk of genocide and grappling with famine.

May 15, 2024

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Press Release

Morocco: Criminalization of Abortion Has Devastating Impact on the Rights of Women and Girls 

The Moroccan state is failing to meet its obligations to ensure accessible, affordable and good quality sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion.

May 14, 2024

Demonstrators protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in solidarity with protesters in China on December 3, 2022 in Berlin, Germany
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“On My Campus, I Am Afraid” – China’s Targeting of Overseas Students Stifles Rights

This Amnesty International report details the impacts of government repression on Chinese international students studying at universities in Western Europe and North America.

May 12, 2024

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Press Release

China: Overseas Students Face Harassment and Surveillance in Campaign of Transnational Repression

There are an estimated 900,000 Chinese students studying abroad, and Amnesty International is calling on host governments and universities to do more to protect the rights of those among them who face the threat of transnational repression.

May 12, 2024

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Update

Voices Amidst Conflict: Protecting Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International USA’s Country and Thematic Specialists are championing the role of journalists in upholding human rights worldwide.

May 10, 2024

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Press Release

Global: Plans to Monitor Worldwide Biodiversity Deal Risk Harming the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Current plans regarding how to measure progress towards the Global Biodiversity Framework are unlikely to sufficiently assess whether the rights of the original inhabitants of the land are being protected.

May 10, 2024

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Press Release

Over 300 Palestinian-Bedouin Face Forced Evictions Following Mass Home Demolitions in Negev/Naqab

The Israeli authorities’ demolition of 47 homes in Wadi al-Khalil without proper consultation or compensation underscores the urgency to dismantle Israel’s apartheid system.

May 9, 2024

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Press Release

Global: FIFA Must Publish Its Review into Compensation for Workers Harmed Delivering the World Cup in Qatar

Ahead of its annual congress next week FIFA should make public the review it ordered into the organization’s responsibilities to redress human rights abuses related to the 2022 World Cup and respond positively and rapidly to its recommendations.

May 9, 2024

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Press Release

CBP One Mobile Application Violates the Rights of People Seeking Asylum in the United States

Mandatory use of the CBP One app as the sole means of seeking asylum in the U.S. is a violation of international human rights and refugee law.

May 9, 2024

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CBP One – A Blessing or a Trap?

Amnesty International examined the human rights issues associated with the use of CBP One, a mobile application launched by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

May 9, 2024

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Press Release

NSM-20 Delay Inexcusable Given Ongoing Atrocities, Despite Weapons Shipment Pause 

It is overdue for President Biden to end U.S. complicity with the government of Israel's grave violations of international law.

May 8, 2024

Amnesty International USA 2024 Annual General Meeting
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Update

Educate, Motivate and Advocate: Amnesty International USA Holds Annual General Meeting

Amnesty International USA hosted its 2024 Annual General Meeting, providing activists ways to connect, recharge and reflect on our human rights work.

May 8, 2024