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Tanks and towers of chemical refinery along Houston Ship Channel at sunrise.
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United States: Lives Devastated and Human Rights Sacrificed by Fossil Fuel-related Pollution from Petrochemicals Plants in Texas and Louisiana

People living close to the Houston Ship Channel are breathing toxic substances, linked to a wide range of illnesses, emitted by facilities that flout regulations and release pollutants into the environment.

January 25, 2024

Industry along the Houston Ship Channel seen in an aerial view shot on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Houston. ( Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle ) (Photo by Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
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The Cost of Doing Business? The Petrochemical Industry’s Toxic Pollution in the USA

Amnesty International’s report shows the harms suffered by local communities from pollution being emitted by petrochemical plants and refineries along the Houston Ship Channel in Texas.

January 25, 2024

Sri Lankan man protests Online Safety Act
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Sri Lanka: Online Safety Act Major Blow to Freedom of Expression

Amnesty International states that the passing of the Online Safety Act is a major blow to human rights in Sri Lanka.

January 24, 2024


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Amnesty International USA: Cruel Planned Execution of Kenneth Smith by State of Alabama Must Be Stopped 

Amnesty International USA urges Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to use her clemency power to stop the execution of Kenneth Smith before it’s too late. 

January 23, 2024

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
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Secretary Blinken Urged to Center Human Rights on Nigeria Trip

Secretary Blinken’s trip to Nigeria will only be successful if human rights are front and center.

January 19, 2024

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Press Release

Amnesty International USA Urges Senators to Pass Resolution 504

Amnesty International USA urges Senators to vote in favor of Senate Res.504 introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders under Section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act.

January 16, 2024

man looks over a destroyed building in Gaza
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ICJ Hearings Over Israel’s Alleged Breaches of the Genocide Convention a Vital Step to Help Protect Palestinian Civilians

The International Court of Justice proceedings on a South Africa legal case alleging that the state of Israel is breaching its obligations under the UN Genocide Convention could help protect Palestinian civilians.

January 10, 2024

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Press Release

After 22 Years of Human Rights Abuses, the U.S. Government Must Close the Military Detention Camp at Guantanamo Bay

Amnesty International USA calls on the U.S. government to close the military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.

January 10, 2024

Storm damage to rural houses and boat
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Global: Hottest Year on Record Underlines Severity of the Climate Crisis

Amnesty International reacts to the European Union’s Copernicus Global Climate Report confirming that 2023 was the hottest year ever recorded.

January 9, 2024

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Silicon Shadows: Venture Capital, Human Rights, and the Lack of Due Diligence

Leading VC firms are largely failing in their responsibility to address risks and actual harms, including by conducting human rights due diligence.

January 8, 2024

young boy in front of destroyed building in Gaza
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Israel/OPT: Adoption of UN Resolution to Expedite Humanitarian Aid to Gaza an Important but Insufficient Step

Amnesty International USA responds to United Nations Security Council adoption of a compromise resolution calling for “urgent steps to immediately allow safe and unhindered and expanded humanitarian access” to Gaza.

December 22, 2023

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Amnesty International USA Reaction to New Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Policy 

Amnesty International USA responds to the Department of Defense's new Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Policy.

December 22, 2023