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Africa

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2019. As the deadline closed in for regional political commitments to “Silencing the Guns” by 2020, intractable armed conflicts continued, and new forms of violence by non-state actors led...

Americas

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2019. Inequality, corruption, violence, environmental degradation, impunity and the weakening of institutions continued to be a common reality across the Americas, resulting in daily human...

Asia and the Pacific

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2020. The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the human rights situation in the Asia-Pacific region. It was the first region affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the first cases were...

Europe and Central Asia

Government responses to COVID-19 threatened a wide range of rights in Europe and Central Asia and exposed the human cost of social exclusion, inequality and state overreach. Under-resourcing of health systems and failure to provide adequate PPE exacerbated the death rates, workers faced barriers in...

Middle East and North Africa

Governments across the region responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring states of emergency or passing legislation with excessive restrictions on freedom of expression. People were prosecuted for their legitimate criticism of their governments’ handed response to the pandemic. Health workers...
Americas Disappearances

Mexico: Defenders spied by authorities

In 2016, staff of the Specialized Sub-Attorney General’s Office for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO) of the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico (PGR), now the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime (FEMDO) of the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico (FGR), illegally investigated...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Tunisia: Repressive crackdown on civil society organizations following months of escalating violence against migrants and refugees

Over the past two weeks, the Tunisian government has launched an unprecedented repressive clampdown against migrants, refugees, and human rights defenders working to protect their rights, as well as journalists, said Amnesty International today. This comes less than two weeks after a high-level...
Americas Asylum

USA: CBP One: A blessing or a trap?

This report examines the human rights issues associated with the right to seek international protection in the United States, particularly the use of the CBP One mobile application. On 11 May 2023, the Biden Administration introduced the Circumvention of Lawful Pathways Final Rule (also known as...