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Partner Letter Calls for Congressional Action on Sudan

Amnesty International USA and 20+ partners wrote to Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee leadership calling for Congress to take action on Sudan. [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.amnestyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Sudan-letter-to-Congress-SFRC.pdf” title=”Sudan letter…

May 11, 2023


Letter of Priorities to Incoming US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Amnesty International USA writes to Ambassador Tamlyn upon her confirmation as the next US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo. [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.amnestyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Amnesty-Letter-to-US-Ambassador-to-DRC-on-appointment-.pdf” title=”Amnesty Letter to US Ambassador to DRC…

December 22, 2022


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – December 2022 Newsletter

On December 6, Amnesty International released a report chronicling the disproportionate risks faced by older civilians in Ukraine in the aftermath of the Russian invasion.

December 12, 2022
An older woman with a disability being evacuated in Kharkiv region, Ukraine. October 2022. To accompany Amnesty Internationals report: ‘I used to have a home’: Older people’s experience of war, displacement, and access to housing in Ukraine, that documents how older people in Ukraine have been disproportionately impacted by death and injury during Russia’s invasion. The report details that older people often remain in dangerous housing or are unable to flee conflict-affected areas. Those who do flee often cannot afford to cover rental costs, and shelters cannot provide appropriate care for older people with disabilities, forcing thousands into overstretched state institutions. A total of 226 people were interviewed for this report, including during in-person visits to seven state institutions during a four-week trip to Ukraine in June and July 2022.


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – September 2022 Newsletter

As part of its “global war on terror” the U.S. government has been using lethal force, including drone strikes, to target suspected members of armed groups around the world.

September 13, 2022
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — AUGUST 30, 2021: A relative throws himself and weeps over the casket of Farzad, 12, who was killed by U.S. drone airstrikes, according to the family, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – May 2022 Newsletter

Responding to the draft ruling leaked to Politico that shows the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, Amnesty International USA said: “If confirmed, it is an egregious violation of human rights…

May 16, 2022
TOPSHOT – Ethiopian refugees who fled Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict arrive by bus from Village Eight transit centre near the Ethiopian border at the entrance of Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref state, on December 11, 2020. – Thousands of people fled war in Ethiopia with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Now in Um Raquba camp in neighbouring Sudan, dozens of destitute refugees from the fighting in the northern Tigray region flock each day to Omar Ibrahim’s makeshift tailor shop. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – April 2022 Newsletter

Amnesty International released a new on-the-ground investigation on Apr. 1 documenting the Russian military’s wanton disregard for civilian life in Ukraine.

April 14, 2022
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