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1 August 2014

Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Law struck down in step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination

The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International. 

Region Africa
Country Uganda
1 August 2014

India: Vedanta refinery expansion should not be approved without remediation, genuine consultation

A public hearing held on 30 July in Lanjigarh, Odisha on the six-fold expansion of an alumina refinery operated by a subsidiary of the UK-based Vedanta Resources breached national and international standards, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
1 August 2014

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: International Criminal Court key to breaking cycle of injustice for war crimes

The UN Security Council, the Palestinian Authority and Israel must do everything within their power to enable the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring to justice those responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the current and past Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
1 August 2014

Russia: Whistle-blower Edward Snowden trapped without legal protection

The reports that Edward Snowden has been living in Russia with precarious “temporary leave to remain” rather than under any formal asylum protection is further evidence he must be allowed to travel to and seek asylum in the country of his choice, said Amnesty International today.

Region Europe And Central Asia
31 July 2014

USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza

The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total arms embargo on all parties to the conflict. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
30 July 2014

International Court exposes Guatemalan State role in horrific death of teenage girl

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling that Guatemalan authorities failed to investigate the tragic murder of a teenage girl sends a strong message to governments around the world that failure to address violence against women will not be tolerated, said Amnesty International ahead of a press conference on the ruling in Guatemala City today.

Region Americas
Country Guatemala
30 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

An attack overnight on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty International today. The attack killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more at the school, which is located inside the very densely populated Jabaliya Refugee Camp. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
30 July 2014

Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested

The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the Committee of Ministers

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
29 July 2014

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

Region Africa
Country Burundi
29 July 2014

USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released

Exactly one year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material, Amnesty International is renewing its call on the US authorities to grant her clemency, release her immediately, and to urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by the leaks.

Region Americas
Country USA

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