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Asia and the Pacific Armed Conflict

Nepal: Transitional Justice Bill Needs to Protect Victims, not Abusers; Proposed Law Disregards Domestic and International Legal Standards

A bill to amend Nepal’s transitional justice legislation does not fully meet the country’s domestic law or international legal obligations and will not provide justice for victims if adopted in its current form, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists...
Pakistan Detention

Pakistan: End arbitrary detention of Mahal Baloch

Mahal Baloch, a 28-year-old Baloch woman, has been arbitrarily detained in Quetta by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police since 18 Feb 2023, after her home was unlawfully raided. Her two daughters, aged 8 and 5, were separated from her and detained for one night. She remains in...
Sierra Leone Discrimination

Sierra Leone: Criminalizing loitering is discriminatory and contrary to the right to dignity: Third-party intervention filed at the Community Court of Justice of ECOWAS

On 22 March 2023, Amnesty International submitted a third-party intervention to the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the case of Advocaid Limited (Applicants) v The Republic of Sierra Leone (Respondent) involving alleged widespread human rights...