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Political activists and civil society members including human rights defenders continued to face intimidation, harassment and arbitrary detention. Rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were restricted particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The right to health was...
Central African Republic Business and Human Rights

Suggested recommendations to States considered during the 31st session of the Universal Periodic Review, 5-16 November 2018

States have noted the potential mutual benefits of creating stronger links between human rights mechanisms with a view to achieving both greater and more effective implementation of human rights obligations and commitments on the ground and increased accountability for delivering the Post-2015...
Congo Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Congo: Political opposition under pressure: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 31st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2018

Amnesty International has documented many cases of activists and opposition members arbitrary arrested and detained for simply exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The organisation has also documented the forced return of more than 179,000 people to the Democratic...
Central African Republic Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 17th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 21 October – 1 November 2013

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuse of rights considered includes those of Indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities,...
Belarus Armed Conflict

The Wire, August/September 2010. Vol. 40, issue 04

1) Indigenous rights in Brazil: Pushed into poverty 2) LiveWire: Kuwait: The case of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Qader al-Jasem; Haiti’s displaced people feel neglected by the state; Meeting the women of Nairobi’s slums 3) Research spotlight: Human rights crisis afflicts millions in northwest Pakistan; A...