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  • Research
  • South Sudan
  • Armed Groups

South Sudan: "It was as if my village was swept by a flood": Mass displacement of the Shilluk population from the West Bank of the White Nile

Tens of thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region were forcibly displaced in January to May 2017, as government forces burnt, shelled and looted their homes. Aided by Dinka militias, government forces undertook a ground offensive in the Upper Nile region in early/mid 2017, retaking territory that had been under the control of armed opposition forces. They attacked numerous towns and villages on the west bank of the White Nile, an area belonging to the traditional kingdom of the Shilluk ethnic minority.

Date:
21 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 65/6538/2017
  • Research
  • Lesotho
  • Poverty

Lesotho: A human rights agenda for the new Lesotho government

National elections in Lesotho took place on 3 June 2017. The Independent Electoral Commission released the results, indicating a coalition government led by Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) party. This comes after former Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili lost a vote of no confidence in the Lesotho Parliament on 1 March 2017. On 7 March King Letsi announced the dissolution of the Lesotho Parliament.

Date:
14 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 33/6468/2017
  • 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
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Internally Displaced People

Myanmar: Further Information: Aid services slowly resume in North Rakhine

Despite some continuing restrictions, humanitarian services such as food distribution, nutrition assistance and primary healthcare are slowly resuming in northern Rakhine State. According to the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), more than 16,000 people in Maungdaw north received food assistance and nutrition support between 13 and 20 January.

Date:
25 January 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5546/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Venezuela: Stubborn politics accelerate catastrophic humanitarian crisis

The Venezuelan authorities’ stubborn denial over the country’s current humanitarian crisis, coupled with their refusal to ask for international aid, are putting the lives and rights of millions of people at serious risk, Amnesty International said as it concluded a visit to the country. An Amnesty International delegation spoke to public officials, NGOs, human rights defenders, lawyers and survivors of human rights violations in Caracas, Guarenas and the state of Táchira, on the border with Colombia.

Date:
10 June 2016
  • News
  • Afghanistan
  • Internally Displaced People

Afghanistan: Number of people internally displaced by conflict doubled to 1.2 million in just three years

The number of Afghans who have fled violence and remained trapped in their own country – where they live on the brink of survival – has dramatically doubled over the past three years, a new report by Amnesty International highlights. A staggering 1. 2 million people are internally displaced in Afghanistan today, a dramatic increase from some 500,000 in 2013. Afghans already form one of the world’s largest refugee populations, with an estimated 2.

Date:
31 May 2016
  • Research
  • Americas
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Nicaragua: The State must guarantee the security and integrity of communities peacefully demonstrating their concerns over construction of the Canal

In observation of International Mother Earth Day on April 22, thousands of Nicaraguan farmers are preparing the fourth national demonstration to express concerns over the possible impact that the construction of the Great Canal would have upon their rights and livelihoods, part of more than 60 demonstrations of its kind that have been held throughout the country. Amnesty International urges the Nicaraguan authorities to ensure the effective protection of demonstrators and guarantee their right to peaceful protest.

Date:
22 April 2016
Ref:
AMR 43/3887/2016
  • Research
  • Canada
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Canada: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 57th session, 22 February 2016

Amnesty International has drawn frequent attention in recent years to mounting concerns that Canada’s domestic human rights record and global human rights standing are both in serious and deeply troubling decline. [See e. g. Canada: Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (2015) online: https://www. amnesty. org/en/documents/amr20/1806/2015/en/] This submission, prepared for the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Amnesty International highlights the opportunities and the urgency of reversing that decline and advancing stronger economic, social, and cultural rights protections in Canada, as well as sets out its recommendations about the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Canada within the framework set out by this Committee in the List of Issues prepared for the review of the sixth periodic report of Canada, at the 57th Session of the Committee from 22 February to 4 March 2016.

Date:
29 January 2016
Ref:
AMR 20/3361/2016
  • Research
  • Canada
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Canada: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 57th session, 22 February 2016: Executive summary and recommendations

Amnesty International has prepared its submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its 57th session (22 February – 4 March 2016) in which it highlights the opportunities and the urgency of reversing the decline of Canada’s domestic human rights record and global human rights standing as well as sets out its recommendations about the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Canada [ https://www.

Date:
29 January 2016
Ref:
AMR 20/3362/2016
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Right to Food

Turkey: End abusive operations under indefinite curfews

Amnesty International calls on the Turkish government to end the indefinite curfews in Kurdish neighbourhoods across east and south-east Turkey. For several months, Amnesty International has been urging the government to end disproportionate restrictions on movement, including round-the-clock curfews, and other arbitrary measures which have left residents without access to emergency health care, food, water and electricity for extended periods.

Date:
21 January 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/3230/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Turkey
  • Armed Groups

Turkey: Indefinite 24-hour curfew, over 200,000 in danger

Twenty four-hour curfews have been declared since 11 December in the Sur district of the city of Diyarbakır, and since 14 December in the towns of Cizre and Silopi, in Şırnak province, south eastern Turkey. The curfews have been put in place as the police and army conduct operations against the armed Revolutionary Patriotic Youth Movement. More than 200,000 people live in the affected areas and some are unable to access food, medical care and face severe electricity and water shortages.

Date:
11 January 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/3178/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Americas
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

What has climate change got to do with human rights?

Climate change is one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time, says Savio Carvalho, Senior Advisor on International Development and Human Rights. What has climate change got to do with human rights? Extreme weather-related disasters and rising seas will destroy homes and ruin people’s ability to earn a living. What’s more, unless emissions are reduced significantly, around 600 million people are likely to experience drought and famine as a result of climate change.

Date:
1 December 2015
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Business and Human Rights

Nigeria: Clean it up: Shell's false claims about oil spill response in the Niger Delta

The people of the Niger Delta are suffering from the harmful impact of decades of oil pollution. There are hundreds of oil spills every year. Shell, the largest oil operator in the region, is responsible, under Nigerian law, for the timely clean-up and remediation of all spills from its pipelines, wells and other infrastructure, whatever the cause. Yet the company is failing to do this. This report examines the adequacy and effectiveness of oil spill clean-up by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.

Date:
3 November 2015
Ref:
AFR 44/2746/2015