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Colombia: Guaranteeing justice and non-repetition in cases of gender-based violence during repression of National Strike must be central to any police reform

Women and LGBTIQ+ protesters, journalists and human rights defenders suffered sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence at the hands of Colombia’s National Police and its Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) during the repression of the National Strike in 2021, Amnesty International said...
Asia and the Pacific

Japan: Tokyo ruling on same-sex marriage a sign of hope

In response to today’s Tokyo District Court ruling that upheld the Japanese government ban on same-sex marriage, Amnesty International’s East Asia Researcher Boram Jang said: “While the court today endorsed the government’s discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage, it also acknowledged that the...
Business and Human Rights

Recommendations to States ahead of Negotiations on the Conceptual Zero Draft of an International Instrument on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response

A process to negotiate a new international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response is underway. This briefing outlines Amnesty International’s human rights concerns regarding pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, based largely on our documentation and campaigning...