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  • Research
  • Iran
  • Detention

Iran: Joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International and 40 other human rights and civil society groups have written a joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on them to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Date:
16 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5892/2017
  • Research
  • Nigeria
  • Women's Rights

Nigeria: Help end discrimination by passing Gender and Equal Opportunity bill

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, Amnesty International calls on Nigeria’s National Assembly and other stakeholders to ensure the speedy passage of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill. More than 30 years after Nigeria ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), women still experience various forms of discrimination in law and practice.

Date:
7 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 44/5836/2017
  • Campaigns
  • South Africa
  • Women's Rights

8 women show us why International Women’s Day is the day to declare: We won’t wait for our rights!

People across the world are joining today’s Women’s Strike, demonstrating the consequences of A Day Without A Woman. Can we afford a day without women like these eight, whose refusal to wait is the key to reversing an increasingly regressive trend for women’s rights? If there’s one thing we’ve learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. Today, that fervour hits the streets again in what looks set to be a historic women’s strike.

Date:
5 March 2017
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Discrimination

Libya: Arbitrary military decree highlights precariousness of women’s rights in Libya

On 16 February 2017, the military in eastern Libya issued Decree No. 6 of 2017 restricting Libyan women under the age of 60 from travelling abroad without a legal male guardian ‘muhram’. The decree was frozen five days later amidst ongoing calls from civil society for its removal, and ultimately replaced on 23 February with Decree No. 7 of 2017, which stipulates that no Libyan male or female between the ages of 18-45 can travel abroad without prior “security approval.

Date:
3 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 19/5820/2017
  • Research
  • Algeria
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Suggested recommendations to States considered during the 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review, 1 – 12 May 2017

This document contains Amnesty International's suggested recommendations for 13 states - Algeria; Bahrain; Brazil; Finland; India; Indonesia; Morocco; Netherlands; Philippines; Poland; South Africa; Tunisia and United Kingdom - coming up for review in the 27th session of the UPR Working Group on 1-12 May 2017 aimed at addressing human rights challenges and improving respect for human rights in the states under review.

Date:
1 February 2017
Ref:
IOR 40/5941/2017
  • Research
  • Bangladesh
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Bangladesh: Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee 119th session, 6 – 29 March 2017

Amnesty International remains concerned at the Bangladeshi authorities’ ongoing failure to fully implement the Covenant at the national level. This briefing outlines Amnesty International’s main areas of concern on Bangladesh including: increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression; human rights concerns around Rohingya refugees who have fled into the country from Myanmar since October 2016; and human rights issues facing Indigenous People in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Date:
1 January 2017
Ref:
ASA 13/5584/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Americas: New platform highlights rising wave of attacks against environmental activists

On international day of human rights defenders, Amnesty International is launching an innovative online tool to highlight the rising wave of attacks against environmental activists across the Americas. Speak out for Defenders! features dozens of stories of activists from every corner of the Americas who have been harassed, threatened, attacked, unfairly jailed and even killed as punishment for their work to protect the environment.

Date:
10 December 2016
  • News
  • Jamaica
  • Discrimination

Jamaica: Illegal police tactics fuel scores of murders and sow culture of fear

Jamaican authorities and local police are promoting a culture of fear amongst women and their families in marginalized communities to cover up thousands of alleged unlawful police killings amid systematic injustice, Amnesty International said in a new report today. Waiting in vain: Unlawful police killings and relatives’ long struggle for justice explores the catalogue of illegal tactics used by police across Jamaica to ensure relatives of victims of unlawful killings by the police do not pursue justice, truth and reparation for their loved ones.

Date:
23 November 2016
  • News
  • Americas
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Rising above division - defending global human rights in the Trump era

That which unites us is always greater than that which divides us. Yet, around the world, the forces of division seem to be gathering momentum. Walls rising up along borders, hatred and fear welling up within and between populations, repressive laws assailing basic freedoms. The US election campaign, the latest development in this deeply troubling trend, caused global shockwaves. After campaigning with a constant refrain of misogyny and xenophobia, Donald J.

Date:
21 November 2016
  • Research
  • Discrimination

United Nations: Consultation seeking views on UN Women approach to sex work, the sex trade and prostitution

In September 2016 UN Women distributed an online consultation seeking perspectives on the development of a policy position “with regard to sex work, the sex trade or prostitution. ” The consultation closed in October 2016. Amnesty International responded based on the findings of our recent research on the protection of the human rights of sex workers: https://www. amnesty. org/en/latest/news/2016/05/amnesty-international-publishes-policy-and-research-on-protection-of-sex-workers-rights/.

Date:
10 November 2016
Ref:
IOR 40/5123/2016