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Sweeping Emergency Powers and Alarming Rise in Online Hate Speech in Ethiopia as Tigray Conflict Escalates

Ethiopia is teetering on the brink of a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe, Amnesty International warned today, amid worrying developments…

November 5, 2021

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Countries across the Americas are failing to provide protection for Haitians on the move

States across the Americas are failing to provide international protection and safety for Haitians on the move, exposing them to…

October 28, 2021

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Taliban Must Allow Girls in Afghanistan to Return to School Immediately – New Testimony

Girls in Afghanistan must be allowed to return to secondary school and continue their education, Amnesty International said today as…

October 14, 2021

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U.S. Backsliding on Global Gains in Abortion Rights  

The past few months have underscored that American’s rights to abortion remain under attack. Earlier this month, S.B. 8 went…

September 28, 2021

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Taliban Wasting No Time in Stamping Out Human Rights in Afghanistan Says New Briefing  

The Taliban are steadily dismantling the human rights gains of the last twenty years, said Amnesty International, the International Federation…

September 20, 2021

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Failings in Investigations of Feminicides in the State of Mexico Violate Women’s Rights to Life, Physical Safety and Access to Justice

Investigations by the State of Mexico Attorney General’s Office into feminicides preceded by disappearances are seriously flawed due to the…

September 20, 2021

Opposition activists attend a rally against efforts to stop opposition candidates to register for the elections to the Moscow City Duma outside the headquarters of a local election commission in central Moscow on July 14, 2019. - Some 2,000 people protested in central Moscow on July 14, 2019 as opposition candidates accused the city authorities of seeking to remove them from the ballot in elections for the city legislature. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

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To Protect Human Rights in Russia, Newly Elected MPs Must Repeal Repressive Laws

Newly elected members of Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament, must not shirk their duty to urgently address…

September 19, 2021

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Every Moment the Biden Administration Does Not Course Correct in Afghanistan Could Have Horrific Consequences

Responding to the Taliban’s push into Kabul over the weekend, Amnesty International joined Freedom House in calling on President Biden…

August 16, 2021

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International community must act decisively in Afghanistan to avert further tragedy 

Responding to the collapse of the Afghan government following the seizure of power by the Taliban and the chaotic scenes…

August 16, 2021

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‘Our government should not be in the business of detaining pregnant or nursing individuals’

Today, the #WelcomeWithDignity campaign responded to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s new memo pertaining to pregnant, postpartum, or nursing individuals. The…

July 9, 2021

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Amnesty International USA Condemns Abortion Bill Passed by the Texas Governor

Responding to Texas Governor Greg Abbott signing into law TX SB8, which bans the right of people to seek an…

May 20, 2021

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Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must Be Investigated As War Crimes

Israeli forces have displayed a shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians by carrying out a number of airstrikes…

May 17, 2021