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Sex workers’ rights

Sex work* is the consensual exchange of sexual services between adults for some form of compensation. Sex workers are people who engage in sex work, and they often face a…

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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 the country’s increasingly dismal human rights record by amending repressive…

September 19, 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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Same-Sex Marriage to be Legalized in Northern Ireland and UK Must Legislate on Ending Abortion Ban

Today marks huge progress for the rights of Northern Irish citizens, said Amnesty International, as MPs voted through amendments to the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Bill which will see same-sex…

July 9, 2019
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 1: A couple take a 'selfie' in front of religious protestors demonstrating against homosexuality while thousands of participants and supporters take part in the 25th annual Belfast Pride parade on August 1, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Same-sex marriage whilst legal in the United Kingdom is still not recognised in Northern Ireland despite repeated votes on the issue. The governing Northern Ireland Executive has stated that it does not intend to introduce legislation allowing for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)


Human Rights on Capitol Hill June Edition

To view PDF version click here: Human Rights on Capitol Hill June Human Rights on Capitol Hill  published by Amnesty International USA  June 12, 2019  In this edition of Human…

June 12, 2019