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Human Rights on Capitol Hill – January 2022 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured Domestic Updates International Updates JANUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER Featured: War Crimes and Civilian Harm in Afghanistan People walk past the ruins of…

In this photograph taken on November 16, 2021, people walk past the ruins of destroyed houses in Arzo village on the outskirts of Ghazni. - Rural areas such as Arzo bore the brunt of the two-decade conflict that saw Taliban insurgents face US, NATO and Afghan forces, with civilian casualties inflicted by both sides. - TO GO WITH: Afghanistan-Conflict-Poverty, SCENE by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Afghanistan-Conflict-Poverty, SCENE by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Joint Letter: The U.S. Must Comply with the Convention against Torture

On December 1, 2021, Amnesty International USA and eight other human rights organizations wrote to the Biden administration to express deep concerns about reports that the U.S. government has submitted…

December 6, 2021
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Human Rights on Capitol Hill – November 2021 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured Legislative Updates U.S. Asylum Updates International Updates NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER Featured: Human Rights Crisis in Afghanistan Members and supporters of NY’s…

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Human Rights on Capitol Hill – October 2021 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured U.S. Reproductive Rights International Updates In Case You Missed It Latest Amnesty International Reports OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER Featured: Haitian Asylum Seekers…

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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 into effect in Texas, effectively banning abortions as early as…

September 28, 2021
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#WelcomeWithDignity Expresses Steadfast Solidarity with Haitians

Today, the #WelcomeWithDignity campaign expressed its disgust with Customs and Border Protection’s treatment of Haitian people seeking asylum at Del Rio, Texas. The campaign joined dozens of other national organizations and expressed steadfast solidarity with Haitian…

September 21, 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 inaction and negligence of the authorities leading to evidence being…

September 20, 2021
TOPSHOT - A woman holds a cross reading "Not one less" during "Las Catrinas CDMX 2020" march called by feminist, social and human rights organizations that demand justice for girls and women killed by femicide violence in Mexico City, on November 01, 2020. (Photo by CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP) (Photo by CLAUDIO CRUZ/AFP via Getty Images)