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Africa Discrimination

African Commission’s rejection of observer status applications by three human rights organizations threatens its ability to discharge its mandate to promote and protect human rights for all

We, the undersigned organisations, express grave disappointment with the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (African Commission) to reject the observer status applications of Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, Human Rights First Rwanda, and Synergía – Initiatives for Human...
Asia and the Pacific Discrimination

Republic of Korea: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: 86th Pre-sessional Working Group, 27 February – 3 March 2023, List of Issues

In this briefing Amnesty International highlights six areas of concern. They include the lack of comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation; lack of access to safe abortion; government plans to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family; online gender-based violence; justice for...
Americas Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Colombia: Guaranteeing justice and non-repetition in cases of gender-based violence during repression of National Strike must be central to any police reform

Women and LGBTIQ+ protesters, journalists and human rights defenders suffered sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence at the hands of Colombia’s National Police and its Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) during the repression of the National Strike in 2021, Amnesty International said...