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8 December 2014

Governments urged to resettle 5 per cent of refugees from Syria by end of 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 per cent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighbouring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
8 December 2014

Governments urged to resettle 5 per cent of refugees from Syria by end of 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 per cent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighbouring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
8 December 2014

Americas: Violence on the rise against those defending human rights

Campaigners, lawyers, journalists, community leaders and trade unionists, all human rights defenders who put their lives and liberty at risk in the fight for human rights, continue to suffer intimidation, harassment and violence across Latin America and the Caribbean according to a new Amnesty International report published today. 

Region
Country Americas
8 December 2014

USA must not ‘open the floodgates’ of weapons to Iraq and Syria

The US Congress risks supplying fresh weapons to forces and armed groups with terrible human rights records in Iraq and Syria if it approves Obama administration proposals to waive human rights screening requirements on military aid, Amnesty International said ahead of a Senate vote on key military legislation on Tuesday.  

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
6 December 2014

Bangladesh: Conviction of journalist chills speech

The December 2 conviction of journalist David Bergman on contempt charges by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) further shrinks the narrowing space for observers to comment on the war crimes proceedings, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
5 December 2014

The world’s pitiful response to Syria’s refugee crisis

World leaders are failing to offer protection to Syria’s most vulnerable refugees with catastrophic consequences, Amnesty International has warned in a new briefing ahead of a UN pledging conference in Geneva on 9 December.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
5 December 2014

UK court decision on government mass surveillance: 'Trust us' isn't enough

The tribunal which oversees the practices of the UK secret services today ruled that the law governing the UK’s communications surveillance practices complies with the Human Rights Act, in what Amnesty International said was a ‘disappointing if unsurprising’ ruling. 

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
5 December 2014

More deaths in the Mediterranean Sea highlight need for EU-wide search and rescue plan

European Union member states must urgently step up efforts to protect refugees and migrants trying to reach their countries by sea after it was revealed this morning that 16 bodies were found on board a rubber dinghy rescued off the coast of Libya yesterday, said Amnesty International. 

5 December 2014

Indonesia: Stop imminent execution of five people

The Indonesian government’s apparent plans to execute five people by the end of the year must be halted immediately, Amnesty International said today. The organization urged the government to impose a moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty with a view to its eventual abolition.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
5 December 2014

Kenya: Justice for victims of post-election violence still an urgent priority

Justice for victims of the 2007-2008 post-election violence is still an urgent priority, said Amnesty International, following today’s move by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to withdraw charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta.

Region Africa
Country Kenya

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