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  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • UN

Algeria: Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, list of issues

Amnesty International provides the below information to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (the Committee) ahead of the adoption of the list of issues for the fourth periodic report of Algeria at its 121st session. This submission sets out some of Amnesty International’s key concerns about violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant), and in particular with regard to freedom of religion or belief and religious minorities (articles 18 and 27), freedom of expression and opinion (article 19), freedom of assembly and association (articles 21 and 22), accountability for past abuses (article 2), freedom of movement (article 12), the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment and fair trial guarantees (articles 7 and 14) and the death penalty (article 6).

Date:
24 July 2017
Ref:
MDE 28/6776/2017
  • Research
  • Argentina
  • Indigenous People

Argentina: Regressive human rights policies

In this submission Amnesty International expresses concerns about the regressive policies adopted on migrants’ rights, the continued criminalization of abortion, and shortcomings in the national human rights institution. Amnesty International also raises concerns about the threats of detention of irregular migrants, obstacles in accessing legal abortion, violence against women, violations of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and increased criminalization of Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders, restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and assembly, and impunity for past crimes.

Date:
21 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 13/6772/2017
  • Research
  • Zambia
  • Death Penalty

Zambia: Rising impunity and lack of accountability

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Zambia in November 2017. In it, Amnesty International welcomes the new Constitution; however the organization is concerned about the Bill of Rights which does not sufficiently guarantee all rights. Some key ratifications also remain outstanding. Amnesty International also raises concerns about restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, discrimination and violence towards the Tonga ethnic group, imprisonment of political opponents, excessive the use of force by the police and impunity for such violations.

Date:
4 July 2017
Ref:
AFR 63/6613/2017
  • Research
  • Ireland
  • Women's Rights

Ireland: Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture, 61st Session, 24 July to 11 August 2017

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (the Committee) ahead of its examination, in July 2017, of Ireland’s second periodic report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention or the Convention against Torture). This written submission highlights Amnesty International’s concerns regarding torture in Irish law, deportations and counter-terrorism, ‘renditions’, Ireland’s abortion laws, female genital mutilation, and accountability for alleged past abuses.

Date:
27 June 2017
Ref:
EUR 29/6564/2017
  • Research
  • Nigeria
  • Women's Rights

Nigeria: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: 67th Session, 3-21 July 2017

In this submission Amnesty International focuses on the following issues: Legislative measures taken by Nigeria to ensure the protection of the rights of women and girls: Gender based violence resulting from displacements and armed conflict: Forced evictions which led to the disproportionate loss of livelihoods for women, and gender based violence and, finally, the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence by the police.

Date:
7 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 44/6430/2017
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Women and Girls

USA: Criminalizing pregnancy: policing pregnant women who use drugs in the USA

In the USA, pregnant women lie at the centre of a contested battleground over their sexual and reproductive rights. A series of laws police the behaviour of pregnant women and particularly impact those who are marginalized and those who use drugs. Collectively called pregnancy criminalization laws, this report provides a basic overview of the impact of these laws on women’s human rights and access to healthcare across the USA, and specifically focuses on two criminal laws in Alabama and Tennessee.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
AMR 51/6203/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Iran: Further information: Iran: Women's rights activist in critical health: Atena Daemi

The health of Iranian women’s rights activist, Atena Daemi, has sharply deteriorated. After 46 days on hunger strike, she is critically ill and her body has started rejecting water. Despite doctors’ warnings, the authorities are still refusing to transfer her to a hospital outside prison for specialist medical care. She is a prisoner of conscience.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/6322/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Togo
  • Women and Girls

Rosa* : Young LGBTI rights "lawyer"

Openly defending gay rights in Africa is a dangerous business. You may face many different risks: office raids, arbitrary arrest, prosecution for "unnatural" acts, stigma and even violence in the street. West Africa is no exception: the decriminalization of homosexuality is a sensitive topic that is regularly exploited by political and religious leaders and the media. And yet human rights defenders such as Rosa are emerging in this hostile environment by working and fighting day by day to demand respect for LGBTI rights, and to find a safe place for youths abandoned by their families because of their sexual orientation.

Date:
16 May 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Chad
  • Women's Rights

Dadji Rahamata Ahmat Mahamat: The courage to demand justice

The last time she saw her father was on 28 May 1987, when "men (allegedly) sent by the Chadian President", Hissène Habré, came to arrest him and her two older brothers, aged 20 and 17 respectively. Rahamata was two years old and this difficult period in her life has made her both a witness to and a victim of human rights violations. It has also made her an activist standing up for justice, a woman committed to defending her own rights and those of others.

Date:
16 May 2017
  • Research
  • Gambia
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Gambia: Human rights priorities for the new Gambian government

In this document Amnesty International urges the new Gambian government to: Guarantee freedom of expression; Guarantee freedom of assembly; End arbitrary arrest, detention and torture; Strengthen the justice system; Take steps to abolish the death penalty; Protect and promote the rights of women and girls; Ensure non-discrimination; Promote and protect economic, social and cultural rights; Fully comply with international and regional human rights obligations; End impunity for human rights violations.

Date:
28 April 2017
Ref:
AFR 27/6123/2017
  • Research
  • Finland
  • Discrimination

Finland: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Amnesty International submits this document in advance of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s (hereinafter the Committee) consideration of Finland’s 23rd periodic report on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in April 2017. This submission summarizes Amnesty International’s concerns about Finland’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Convention.

Date:
3 April 2017
Ref:
EUR 20/6007/2017
  • 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