Amnesty International's concerns at the 56th session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In this document, Amnesty International sets out four main thematic areas that are of pressing concern, illustrated by specific situations in countries that the organization has either visited or engaged in research and advocacy in the period since the last meeting of EXCOM. These thematic areas are: protection from refoulement, access to procedures, access to solutions, and protection of IDPs.
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- India: Dalit rights activist released: Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’
- Eritrea: Ex-minister arbitrarily held after book release: Berhane Abrehe
- Oral statement during Item 4 debate on human rights situations requiring the attention of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC39): Egypt, China, Nicaragua, Venezuela