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The UN is essential to ensuring accountability by member states for their human rights obligations and commitments. The UN is also a key platform for the development of international human rights laws and standards.

Amnesty International campaigns to put human rights violations on the UN agenda and makes recommendations for action by member states and UN institutions to protect human rights in all countries. Amnesty International also works to strengthen the effectiveness of the UN human rights machinery.

 

News and Updates

Urgent investigation needed into civilian deaths in Afghanistan

8 May 2009

Amnesty International demanded the United States immediately conduct independent, credible, and transparent investigations into air strikes in western Afghanistan th

Pakistan displacement crisis worsens as fighting spreads

30 April 2009

At least 65,000 people are now in need of assistance as fighting continues between government forces and the Taleban.

Pakistan faces displacement crisis as thousands more flee fighting

28 April 2009

At least 33,000 civilians have abandoned their homes to avoid clashes between Pakistani security forces and the Taleban, joining over half a million already displaced

African Human Rights Defenders acknowledge gains but concerns remain deep…

27 April 2009

Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca

Israeli army must make public findings of its probe into Gaza conflict

24 April 2009

The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing

Video and Audio

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

10 December 2008

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in figh

Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

Video: How things could change

24 October 2008

How things could change if those who suffered violations of their Economic, Social and Cultural rights could get redress.