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  • North Korea
  • Detention

North Korea: Further information: Pastor released after over two years of detention: Lim Hyeon-soo

Lim Hyeon-soo, a 62 year old Canadian pastor, has been released from a North Korean labour camp after spending more than two and a half years in detention. Convicted of “plotting to overthrow the government” in 2015, he had been sentenced to life in prison with hard labour. The Canadian government has confirmed that Lim Hyeon-soo will soon be reunited with his family in Canada.

Date:
10 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 24/6918/2017
  • Research
  • China
  • Detention

China: Open Letter Calling for the Urgent Medical Attention of Su Changlan

24 directors from Amnesty International sections, national and regional offices across the world wrote to Minister of Public Security of China to draw attention to the dire situation of Su Changlan, who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence in China. In light of her appalling health conditions in detention centre, Su Changlan requires immediate transfer to adequate health facilities so as to be able to receive the appropriate medical care she requires.

Date:
10 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 17/6830/2017
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Lives of Gaza's critically ill hanging in the balance

This week the UN  warned that conditions in the Gaza Strip  have passed the threshold of “unliveable”, 10 years since Israel’s brutal land, sea and air blockade was first imposed. With the electricity supply drastically slashed and unemployment skyrocketing to 60%, many aspects of life have rapidly deteriorated even faster than originally projected. Gaza’s health system in particular has been on the brink of collapse for years.

Date:
13 July 2017
  • Research
  • Canada
  • Indigenous People

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

Amnesty International presents this submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the Committee) on the occasion of the review of Canada’s twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports during the Committee’s 93rd Session. Although Canada has undertaken certain positive steps since the Committee’s last review of Canada in 2012, many of the obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (the Convention) remain unimplemented.

Date:
4 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 20/6620/2017
  • Research
  • Right to Food

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on physical infrastructure, agricultural development and climate change

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of human rights and sustainability in physical infrastructure and agricultural projects as well as the importance of combatting climate change which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6579/2017
  • Research
  • Right to Health

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on the right to health

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of universal health care for all persons without discrimination and the full realization of all aspects of the right to health, including through a human rights-based approach to healthcare services provision which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6580/2017
  • Research
  • Maldives
  • Detention

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