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Comment on ICC-OTP policy on slavery crimes

Amnesty International welcomes the policy initiative of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to advance accountability for slavery crimes under the Rome Statute and is committed to engaging in this public consultation. It appreciates the commitment by the...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

UN Special Rapporteur report on Gaza provides crucial evidence that must spur international action to prevent genocide

Amnesty International welcomes the new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, which concludes there are “reasonable grounds to believe the threshold indicating Israel’s commission of genocide is met”.  As the UN Human...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Saudi Arabia to be appointed chair of UN’s gender equality forum amid ongoing assault on women’s rights 

Ahead of the expected announcement that Saudi Arabia will be appointed chair of the UN women’s rights forum at the annual meeting of the UN Commission of the Status of Women today, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Advocacy, Sherine Tadros, said: “The Commission on the Status of Women has...