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FIFA must challenge Russia's human rights record

By Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International When the whistle blows in St. Petersburg's Zenit Arena on Saturday, signaling the start of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, not everyone will be in the mood to cheer. Scores of people in Russia will be spending the weekend in jail after being swept up in the Russian authorities' crackdown on anti-corruption protests on Monday.

Date:
16 June 2017
  • Blog
  • Nepal
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Exploitation of Nepali migrant worker: Madhu's Story

This is the second in a three-part series which shines light on some of the realities faced by Nepali migrant workers throughout the three stages of the migration process: their recruitment; time in-country; and their return home. You can read the first blog here. Read Amnesty International’s new report here: Turning people into profits: Abusive recruitment, trafficking and forced labour of Nepali migrant workers.

Date:
13 June 2017
  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: A Call to States to Stop Sustaining Illegal Settlements

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, as well as the Golan Heights, the Israeli authorities are reinvigorating their relentless expansion of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), with devastating consequences for the human rights of Palestinians. Amnesty International is therefore calling on states to take measures to stop the financial support and expansion of settlements by prohibiting settlement goods from entering their markets and by regulating and preventing corporations domiciled in their territory from operating in settlements or trading in settlement products.

Date:
7 June 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6296/2017
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  • Nepal
  • Business and Human Rights

Exploitation of Nepali migrant workers: Aadinath’s story

This is the first blog in a series showing light on some of the stark realities faced by Nepali migrant workers. This is the story of “Aadinath”, who accumulated a staggering debt – the equivalent of over two years of his annual income – before he had even left Nepal due to fees he had to pay a recruitment agency. This crippling indebtedness left him with no choice but to enter into exploitative working conditions.

Date:
5 June 2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Business and Human Rights

Nigerian and International civil society call for clean-up of oil pollution in the Niger Delta to finally begin

Today, Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe called for the immediate clean-up of oil pollution in Ogoniland in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, in line with recommendations made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its landmark 2011 study of the region. One year since the Nigerian Government officially launched a clean-up programme in Ogoniland, communities affected by decades of oil spills are still waiting for actual action on the ground to begin.

Date:
2 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 44/6411/2017
  • Research
  • UN

Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations - Advancing accountability and remedy for corporate crimes through effective and pro-active cross-border cooperation between law enforcement: Written statement to HRC 35

Multinational companies have been implicated in some of the most serious human and environmental disasters of the last 30 years – from the 1984 Bhopal gas leak in India that exposed over 500,000 people to hazardous levels of toxins, to the 2015 Mariana dam burst in Brazil which released around 60 million cubic meters of toxic sludge that devastated local rivers. This statement sets out Amnesty International's concerns and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council.

Date:
29 May 2017
Ref:
IOR 40/6376/2017
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  • Americas
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Peru: Peruvian authorities put an end to the criminalization of defender Máxima Acuña

The ruling of the Supreme Court of Peru marking the end of the trial for land invasion against the human rights defender Máxima Acuña Atalaya is a landmark decision for environmental defenders in the country, Amnesty International said today. After almost five years of proceedings in relation to unfounded criminal charges of land invasion, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that there was no reason to pursue the groundless trial of the defender for land invasion.

Date:
3 May 2017
  • News
  • Indonesia
  • Business and Human Rights

Indonesia: Palm oil workers must get justice

As the world marks International Workers’ Day, Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian government to fulfil its commitment to establish a Task Force to investigate abuses against workers in the country’s vast palm-oil industry. An Amnesty International report revealed labour exploitation on Indonesian plantations owned by suppliers and subsidiaries of Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader.

Date:
1 May 2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Business and Human Rights

Australia: Treasure I$land: How companies are profiting from Australia's abuse of refugees on Nauru

Under the Government of Australia’s “offshore processing" regime, everyone who arrives in Australia by boat seeking asylum is forcibly taken to a "Refugee Processing Centre" on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea or the Pacific island of Nauru. This briefing exposes how companies Broadspectrum and Ferrovial are complicit in and reaping vast profits from the abusive and secretive system on Nauru, acting contrary to their responsibility to respect human rights and exposing themselves to potential liability under civil and criminal law.

Date:
5 April 2017
Ref:
ASA 12/5942/2017
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  • Indonesia
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Indonesia: Government must investigate Wilmar labour practices as company attempts to cover up abuse claims

Agri giant Wilmar’s campaign to cover up labour abuses exposed in a damning Amnesty International report is being aided by the Indonesian government’s failure to investigate claims against the palm oil company. Despite reports that the authorities would create a special task force to probe human rights abuses detailed in the report, ‘The Great Palm Oil Scandal: Labour Abuses Behind Big Brand Names’, no progress has been made.

Date:
7 March 2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Honduras: Justice gap over Berta Cáceres’ murder sends warning to activists

The scandalous lack of an effective investigation to find those responsible for ordering the brutal killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres sends a terrifying message to the hundreds of people who dare to speak out against the powerful, said Amnesty International on the first anniversary of the killing on 2 March. “Berta’s tragic murder illustrates the woeful state of human rights in Honduras.

Date:
27 February 2017