The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by the numerous human rights violations in the run-up and during the Games, as well as the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over the arrests and beatings that marred this prestigious sporting event
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimous vote to adopt a resolution addressing humanitarian aid and human rights abuses in Syria is a significant step towards alleviating the suffering in Syria, said Amnesty International.
President Museveni must act within 3 days to veto or amend the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament in order to prevent a draconian and damaging piece of legislation coming into force, Amnesty International said today.
The Zambian authorities must end the persecution of individuals based on their perceived sexual orientation, Amnesty International said as the trial of two Zambian men accused of having sex “against the order of nature” is set to conclude on Tuesday, 25 February.
The Spanish government must withdraw a proposed bill aimed at limiting women and girls’ access to safe and legal abortion services, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the country’s Minister of Justice.
The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and justice, Amnesty International said.
Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
Death In Custody,
Disappearances And Abductions,
Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
The Myanmar parliament will reportedly only made token and insignificant changes to a draconian anti-protest law, raising serious questions about the authorities’ commitment to human rights reforms, Amnesty International said.