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Maldives: Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb denied medical care in prison

Amnesty International urges the Maldives authorities to immediately grant the imprisoned former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb permission to travel abroad to seek the medical care that he urgently needs. According the Ahmed Adeeb’s legal team, authorities have since 2016 ignored repeated requests for specialised medical treatment that is only available outside Maldives, even as his health has deteriorated.

Date:
15 June 2017
Ref:
ASA 29/6518/2017
  • Campaigns
  • North Korea
  • Detention

North Korea: Health fears for imprisoned Canadian pastor: Lim Hyeon-soo

Lim Hyeon-soo, sentenced to life in prison in hard labour in North Korea, has developed a host of health problems including malnutrition, high blood pressure, arthritis, and stomach problems as a side effect of medicine that was not properly administered. Lim Hyeon-soo has been detained by North Korean authorities allegedly for “plotting to overthrow the government”.

Date:
14 June 2017
Ref:
ASA 24/6481/2017
  • 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
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Right to Health

Algeria: Revise draft law on health

Algeria’s new draft law on health bring some welcome changes, but falls short of adequately protecting the right to health, Amnesty International said today. The government must amend the draft to respect, protect and fulfil all aspects of the right to health before it is slated for parliamentary debate in coming weeks. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (Special Rapporteur on the right to health) is also expected to release the report of his 2016 visit to Algeria on 6 June at the UN Human Rights Council.

Date:
2 June 2017
Ref:
MDE 28/6390/2017
  • News
  • Poland
  • Right to Health

Poland: Emergency contraception restrictions catastrophic for women and girls

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda must not approve regressive legislation that will limit access to emergency contraception for women and girls, said Amnesty International after the Senate approved the bill today. “Restricting access to the ‘morning after pill’ will have devastating consequences for women and girls living in a country which already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe,” said Anna Błuś, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Western Europe and Women’s Rights.

Date:
1 June 2017
  • Research
  • Pakistan
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Pakistan: Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 61st Session, 29 May – 23 June 2017

In recent years, Pakistan has registered modest economic growth, low inflation and price stability. Despite that, an estimated 29. 5% of the population lives below the poverty line. The situation is more alarming when other socio-economic indicators are looked at. 38. 8% of people in Pakistan are deprived in at least one-third of the indicators under education, health and living standards. Provincial and federal assemblies have recently adopted new laws against domestic violence, so-called “honour” crimes, and child labour.

Date:
1 June 2017
Ref:
ASA 33/6100/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

USA: Trump’s expected decision to leave the global climate deal could result in a human rights catastrophe of epic proportions

In response to reports that President Donald Trump is expected to pull the USA from the Paris Agreement on climate change, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA said: “Let there be no doubt, President Trump’s expected decision to withdraw the USA from the global climate deal is an assault on a range of human rights putting millions of people’s lives and wellbeing around the world in severe jeopardy.

Date:
31 May 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
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Discrimination

Europe: First, do no harm: Ensuring the rights of children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany

Every year, children are born with sex characteristics – genitals, gonads, hormones, chromosomes or reproductive organs – which vary from the established norms for ‘male’ and ‘female’. In this report, Amnesty International documents the specific human rights violations faced by children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany, and the lifelong effect of these violations. The report focuses in particular on subjection to non-emergency invasive and irreversible surgeries and other medical treatments.

Date:
9 May 2017
Ref:
EUR 01/6086/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Women and Girls

El Salvador: Critical opportunity to put an end to total criminalization of abortion

The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador has a historic opportunity to reject the criminalization of abortion and protect the health and lives of millions of women throughout the country, said Amnesty International in light of a debate which could result in the first steps being taken towards the end of criminalization of abortion in the country. “The total ban on abortion is, quite simply, a form of torture which puts the lives of millions of women and girls at risk every day,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.

Date:
8 May 2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Honduras: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion

Ahead of a debate in the Honduran congress today over the country’s criminalization of abortion, Amnesty International’s Americas Director Erika Guevara-Rosas said: “By criminalizing abortion, the Honduran Penal Code is incompatible with human rights standards and must be modified without delay. ” “Preventing women from exercising their human rights by stopping them from being able to make decisions over their own bodies only puts their health and lives in danger.

Date:
25 April 2017