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The government response to COVID-19 raised human rights concerns, including in relation to the right to health, the enactment of emergency legislation without parliamentary oversight, and police use of spit hoods. Increased numbers of people accessed abortion services under the 2018 law, but gaps...

Nepal

Legislation limiting the rights to freedom of expression and privacy remained pending. Security forces detained individuals for “spreading misinformation” and criticizing the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters were detained and security forces continued to use excessive force to...
Europe and Central Asia Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Ireland: Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture, 61st Session, 24 July to 11 August 2017

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (the Committee) ahead of its examination, in July 2017, of Ireland’s second periodic report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or...
Burkina Faso Discrimination

The Human Rights Council must urge States to address gender discrimination and accelerate efforts to address preventable maternal mortality and morbidity: Amnesty International written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

In this statement, Amnesty international welcomes the consensus that effective strategies to eradicate preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity must empower women and girls to make decisions about their health. Gender discrimination prevents women and girls from controlling their bodies, lives...