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Human Rights on Capitol Hill – March 2022 Newsletter

This month’s edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill focuses on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—a manifest violation of the United Nations Charter which prohibits the use of force against the…

March 8, 2022
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Amnesty International USA Written Testimony on Human Rights in Turkey for Feb. 16 Helsinki Commission Briefing

On February 16, 2022, Amnesty International USA’s Turkey Advocacy Specialist Deniz Yuksel addressed members of the U.S. Helsinki Commission during a briefing on “Conflict of Interest? Foreign Policy and Human…

February 17, 2022
TOPSHOT – Turkish anti-riot police officers try to disperse a rally marking the International Women’s Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2019. – Istanbul police fired tear gas at thousands of women who took to the city’s central avenue on International Women’s Day on March 8 in defiance of a protest ban to demand greater rights and denounce violence. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)


Amnesty International USA urges the State Department to protect human rights in Ukraine as the risk of further conflict with Russia grows

On February 16, 2022, Amnesty International USA sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman urging the U.S. Department of State to take action in defense of human…

February 16, 2022
SIMFEROPOL, CRIMEA – AUGUST 17: People walk by fresh graffiti depicting Vladimir Putin in Simferopol on August 17, 2015 in Simferopol, Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill in March 2014 to annex the Crimean peninsula but Ukraine and most of the international community do not recognize its annexation. (Photo by Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images)


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – February 2022 Newsletter

Amnesty International released a Feb. 1 report documenting the Israeli government’s ongoing human rights abuses against Palestinians. The core finding of this years-long research is that the Israeli authorities are committing the…

February 3, 2022
TOPSHOT – Palestinians assess the damage caused by Israeli air strikes, in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 14, 2021. – Israel pounded Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border as Palestinians fired barrages of rockets back, with the death toll in the enclave on the fourth day of conflict climbing to over 100. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)


Yemen: US-made weapon used in air strike that killed scores in escalation of Saudi-led coalition attacks

The Saudi-led coalition used a precision-guided munition made in the United States in last week’s air strike on a detention center in Sa’adah, north-western Yemen, which, according to Doctors without…

January 26, 2022
Yemenis search for survivors following a reported Saudi-led airstrike on a prison in the Huthi stronghold of Sa’adah in northern Yemen, on January 21, 2022. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – January 2022 Newsletter

On Dec. 15 Amnesty International released No Escape: War Crimes and Civilian Harm During the Fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban. The report draws from Amnesty International’s on-the-ground research in Afghanistan…

January 14, 2022
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)