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Sri Lanka Disappearances

Where is Prageeth?

13 years of a struggle for justice Imagine being detained or abducted by security forces. Now imagine they detain you, yet nobody has any idea where you are, or even if you are dead or alive. The authorities refuse to acknowledge your detention and keep your whereabouts a secret. You have no...
Africa

Human Rights wins in 2022 

Confronted with what can sometimes seem like an endless cycle of bad news in the media, it’s easy to feel despondent. But, amid the gloom, there were plenty of good news stories to celebrate this year.  Throughout 2022, Amnesty’s ongoing campaigning, media and advocacy...
Afghanistan

Op-ed: A flicker of hope for human rights in South Asia

Amid the doom and gloom of human rights work in the region, a few success stories this year give me hope. by Yamini Mishra, South Asia Regional Director at Amnesty International A cursory look at the human rights situation in South Asia can make one feel that the arc of the moral universe in the...
Americas Climate change

Innu-aitun culture and identity at risk

On the eve of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), Amnesty International released a report on the impact of climate change on the human rights of eight communities around the world. One of these eight case studies was conducted with the...

Human Rights Education toolkits for Write for Rights 2022

Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign takes place annually around 10 December, which is Human Rights Day (commemorating the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948). Write for Rights aims to bring about change to the lives of people or communities that...
Americas Censorship and Freedom of Expression

A change based on justice

The Chilean Attorney General’s Office is continuing investigations, seemingly now very seriously, into several current and former Chilean public officials including the former president Sebastián Piñera, the former General Director of the Carabineros (Chilean National police), Mario Rozas, and the...

The great-grandmother fighting to help Venezuelan women in Colombia

Like many Venezuelan refugees, Lisbeth has experienced gender-based violence first hand. “Everything short of femicide happened to me: verbal and psychological violence, rape, physical abuse, everything, everything, being trapped at home,” the 60-year-old lawyer told Amnesty International in an...