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Europe and Central Asia Business and Human Rights

Germany: Discrimination on the rise: Amnesty International: Submission to the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, 9 November 2023

In this submission Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Germany in its previous UPR, assesses the national human rights framework with regard to national legislation on privacy, police and assembly laws and on sexual and reproductive rights. Amnesty...
Europe and Central Asia Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Poland: Conviction of activist prosecuted for aiding an abortion offers “chilling snapshot” of future

Following the conviction and sentencing of activist Justyna Wydrzyńska to 8 months’ community service for helping a pregnant woman to access abortion pills in Poland, Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “The case sets a dangerous precedent in Poland, where abortion is...
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...
Armenia Domestic Violence

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Lack of protection against domestic violence exacerbated by crises and ‘traditional values’ – new report

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and a pervasive focus on ‘traditional values’ have contributed to a deterioration in human rights and rising levels of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Amnesty International said...