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Myanmar: Military Should be Investigated for War Crimes in Response to ‘Operation 1027’ 

Myanmar’s military has unlawfully killed, arbitrarily detained and stolen from civilians as it struggles to contain the heaviest outburst of armed resistance since the 2021 coup, Amnesty International said today.

December 22, 2023

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Amnesty International USA Response to New Texas Anti-Immigration Law 

Amnesty International responds to Texas Governor Greg Abbott signing two extreme, anti-immigrant bills that criminalize seeking asylum and allow law enforcement to racially profile people across Texas into law.

December 20, 2023

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Urgently Investigate Inhumane Treatment and Enforced Disappearance of Palestinian Detainees from Gaza

Amnesty International is deeply concerned for the fate of Palestinians from the occupied Gaza Strip detained by Israeli forces amid reports of mass enforced disappearances.

December 20, 2023

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Sudan: Fresh Fears for Civilians as Fighting Extends to Wad Madani

Amnesty International responds to the outbreak of fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan’s second city Wad Madani.

December 19, 2023

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 12: Climate activists protest to demand a phase out of fossil fuels on day twelve at the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference on December 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Delegations met late into the night yesterday and are continuing negotiations today over the wording of the final agreement, with the removal of a
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Global: What Happened at COP28? Essential Need-to-Knows

The COP28 climate summit in Dubai ended after 14 days with an agreement which recognized for the first time the need to move away from fossil fuels.

December 14, 2023

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COP28 Agreement to Move Away from Fossil Fuels Sets Precedent but Falls Short of Safeguarding Human Rights

COP28 in Dubai has agreed on the need to move away from fossil fuels for the first time at the end of a climate summit marred by restrictions on civil society.

December 13, 2023

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Venture Capital Firms Funding Generative Artificial Intelligence Ignoring Duty to Protect Human Rights

Surveys with the ten largest venture capital funds and two largest start-up accelerators investing in Generative AI companies revealed hardly any were taking steps to safeguard human rights.

December 13, 2023

a small fire burns in the middle of a devastated Gaza street
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Amnesty International USA Reaction to UN Ceasefire Vote 

Amnesty International responds to the US vote against a UN resolution presented at a General Assembly Emergency Special Session on the ongoing crisis in Gaza and demanding a ceasefire.

December 12, 2023

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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
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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.
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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