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  • Research
  • Right to Health

Human rights should be central to capacity building in public health: Panel discussion on realizing the right to health by enhancing capacity-building in public health

Amnesty International oral statement to the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council (6 - 23 June 2017). Amnesty International research has shown that public health systems often do not adequately address the health needs of specific groups. The organization calls on the Human Rights Council to urge States, with support from relevant UN agencies, to: Develop and strengthen public health systems; Invest in human rights training for health workers; and to Develop robust accountability mechanisms in health systems.

Date:
7 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 40/6448/2017
  • Research
  • Philippines
  • Juveniles and Human Rights

Philippines: Committee of Justice must ensure amendments to Juvenile Justice Act comply with international law

Amnesty International commends the decision of the Sub-Committee on Correctional Reforms of the Committee on Justice, not to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9. However, the organisation remains concerned about some of the provisions in a bill adopted by the Sub-Committee, to amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, which appear to treat children lower than 15 in ways which could be harsh or arbitrary.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
ASA 35/6336/2017
  • Blog
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Juveniles and Human Rights

“Although the distance is painful our hope must persist”

21 March marks Mother’s Day in much of the Arab world, including Saudi Arabia. For the mothers of Abdullah al-Zaher, Dawood al-Marhoon, Ali al-Nimr and Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, four young Saudi Arabian men who were arrested as minors and sentenced to death after grossly unfair trials based on “confessions” they say were extracted under torture, Mother’s Day is a day of heartache. But it is also yet another day of hope and prayer for their sons’ release.

Date:
21 March 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Death Penalty

“May you always be the light of my heart and the joy in my soul”: A mother’s birthday tribute to her son facing execution in Saudi Arabia

Today is Ali Al Nimr’s 22nd birthday. It’s also the third birthday he’s spent on death row in Saudi Arabia. Ali was arrested at 17 after taking part in anti-government protests and sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial based on “confessions” he says were obtained through torture. This is what Nasrah al-Ahmed, Ali’s mum has to share today, on her son’s birthday. … Remembering Ali’s birthday overwhelms me with emotion.

Date:
21 December 2016
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

United States of America: Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture: List of issues prior to reporting, 7 November-7 December 2016

In advance of the adoption of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for the United States of America (USA)’s sixth periodic report under the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), due in November–December 2016, Amnesty International would like to provide some information to the Committee Against Torture (the Committee).

Date:
1 July 2016
Ref:
AMR 51/4387/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Death Penalty

Iran: Further Information: Juvenile offender faces death after retrial: Amir Amrollahi

Iranian juvenile offender Amir Amrollahi has been sentenced to death for the second time, after a retrial and following a decade in prison. The court rejected the conclusion of an official forensic report which had said he had not attained “mental growth and maturity” at the time of the crime, in November 2005, when he was 16 years old.

Date:
2 March 2016
Ref:
MDE 13/3560/2016