Amnesty International USA Special Webinar to Commemorate Human Rights Day

December 3, 2020

Amnesty International USA Special Webinar to Commemorate Human Rights Day

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM ET

In advance of Human Rights Day, Amnesty International will host a special virtual briefing marking the human rights challenges to come in 2021. In particular, the briefing will focus on the human rights crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region that has already claimed hundreds of lives, left many more injured, and forced tens of thousands into refugee camps in neighboring Sudan. Please join Amnesty International and other organizations in this urgent briefing.

Special opening remarks on human rights in the 117th Congress will come from co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Human Rights Caucus, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).

Confirmed Speakers:
Joanne Lin, National Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs, AIUSA
Adotei Akwei, Deputy Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs, AIUSA
Fisseha Tekle, Research, Horn of Africa, Amnesty International
Jana Mason, Senior External Relations Advisor, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
Scott Busby, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Register here


URGENT: Children seeking asylum in the U.S. are being denied their human rights based on their nationality — help ensure that all girls and boys fleeing violence can seek safety.