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  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Discrimination

Human rights for human dignity : A primer on economic, social and cultural rights (second edition)

This publication outlines some of the key features of economic, social and cultural rights. It presents an overview of these rights, outlines their scope and content, and gives examples of violations and what can be done to address them. It highlights the obligations of governments and the human rights responsibilities of other actors, including international organizations and corporations. This revised and updated second edition of Amnesty International’s primer on economic, social and cultural rights reflects significant developments over the past decade in advancing these rights.

Date:
28 July 2014
Ref:
POL 34/001/2014
  • Research
  • Albania
  • Detention

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 19th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 28 April – 9 May 2014

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuses considered include death penalty; unfair trials; torture; violence in the family; restriction of freedoms of expression and assembly; right to adequate housing; and effective control over security forces.

Date:
17 April 2014
Ref:
IOR 41/012/2014
  • Research
  • North Korea
  • Detention

North Korea: The international community has given insufficient attention to flagrant human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for too long: Amnesty International oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council

In this statement Amnesty International expresses concerns about human rights violations in the political prison camps including extrajudicial executions and torture and other ill treatment, including forced labour. Other concerns raised included severe restrictions on freedom of expression, assembly and movement, and enforced disappearances. With the devastating findings of the Commission of Inquiry before them, UN member states must now ensure that human rights are central to all activities involving the DPRK.

Date:
31 March 2014
Ref:
ASA 24/004/2014
  • Research
  • North Korea
  • Detention

North Korea: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (3 - 28 March 2014)

Amnesty International welcomes the report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report presents a comprehensive review of the systematic, widespread and grave human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the conclusion that many of these amount to crimes against humanity corresponds with Amnesty International’s own findings.

Date:
3 March 2014
Ref:
ASA 24/003/2014
  • Research
  • North Korea
  • Right to Food

North Korea: New satellite images show continued investment in the infrastructure of repression

In October 2013, Amnesty International commissioned analysis of satellite images of political prison camp (kwanliso) 15 at Yodok in South Hamgyong province and kwanliso 16 at Hwaseong in North Hamgyong province. This new document provides comprehensive assessments of kwanliso 5 and 16. The analysis is complemented by testimony from a former prison guard of kwanliso 16 and survivors from kwanliso 15. The North Korean authorities’ on-going investment in the country’s political prison camps is part of the continuing systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights throughout the country.

Date:
5 December 2013
Ref:
ASA 24/010/2013
  • Research
  • North Korea
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: New leadership but human rights crisis continues: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, April-May 2014

In this submission, Amnesty International notes that North Korea failed to clarify its position on recommendations focused on the right to food, restrictions on freedom of movement and freedom of expression, the use of torture and ill-treatment in detention, the death penalty and lack of access for independent human rights monitors. The human rights situation on the ground is dismal; torture, particularly in political prison camps, and extrajudicial executions continue, as do major concerns relating to the right to food, freedom of movement and access to health.

Date:
1 October 2013
Ref:
ASA 24/009/2013
  • Research
  • North Korea
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Oral intervention at the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International welcomes the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report’s identification of nine underlying patterns of violations provides a useful framework to understand the breadth and gravity of human rights violations in the DPRK. Amnesty International particularly welcomes the report’s call for the establishment of an inquiry mechanism with adequate resources to investigate and more fully document grave, systematic and widespread human rights violations in the DPRK.

Date:
11 March 2013
Ref:
ASA 24/007/2013
  • Research
  • North Korea
  • Right to Food

North Korea: New satellite images show blurring of political prison camp and villages in North Korea

Since the ascension of Kim Jong Un as the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) in December 2011, there have been no noticeable improvements in the human rights situation. In this document Amnesty International calls on member states to support a Resolution establishing an independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate these serious human rights violations in North Korea.

Date:
7 March 2013
Ref:
ASA 24/004/2013
  • News
  • North Korea
  • Detention

North Korea: Catastrophic human rights record overshadows ‘Day of the Sun’

North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’ – the official title for the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth – is an opportunity to shed light  on the country’s abysmal human rights record, Amnesty International said. According to the North Korean government, the birth centenary on 15 April is the day on which the country will become a ‘strong and prosperous nation’. Nearly a million North Koreans have died of starvation since the 1990s, while millions more suffer the health effects of a persistent food crisis.

Date:
12 April 2012
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Detention

Letter Writing Marathon 2011: Final report

In 2011, 14 cases of individuals at risk were selected to feature in the Letter Writing Marathon. The aim of "Write for Rights" is to bring about change in the individuals' lives and also show the individuals that people around the world were thinking of them. This report comprises two main sections. In the first, any impacts and developments in the lives of the individuals are explored. The second part of the report details the activities that took place around the world.

Date:
27 March 2012
Ref:
ACT 30/038/2012
  • News
  • China
  • Detention

Fears for nine forcibly returned from China to North Korea

The Chinese authorities should not forcibly return any more North Korean border-crossers caught en route to South Korea, after it emerged that nine people were sent back, Amnesty International said. At least 40 North Koreans are said to be currently held in detention facilities near the China-North Korea border in North East China after being caught in transit. If sent back to North Korea, they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.

Date:
28 February 2012