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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: US veto of ceasefire resolution displays callous disregard for civilian suffering in face of staggering death toll

Reacting to the United States (US) veto of a UN Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “By vetoing this resolution, the US has displayed a callous...
Iran Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Iran: Security forces used rape and other sexual violence to crush “Woman Life Freedom” uprising with impunity 

Security forces in Iran used rape and other forms of sexual violence, amounting to torture and other ill-treatment, to intimidate and punish peaceful protesters during the 2022 “Woman Life Freedom” uprising, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.   The 120-page report, “They...

Generation 2048: time to resist, disrupt and transform

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Born from the ashes of World War II under the shadow of the very worst of humanity, the UDHR held out the promise of a global framework for justice and the recognition of ‘equal and inalienable rights’ for all. ...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT:  Urgent need for a sustained ceasefire to end civilian bloodshed and mass suffering as fighting resumes

Reacting to the resumption of attacks by Israel in the occupied Gaza Strip and rocket fire from armed groups into southern Israel after a seven-day truce ended, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Senior Director of Research, Advocacy, Policy and Campaigns at Amnesty International, said:   “We urgently reiterate...
Pakistan Climate change

Climate Justice Now!: COP28: Toolkit for activists

Millions of people are suffering from the catastrophic effects of extreme weather disasters exacerbated by climate change. And there is increasing evidence of how climate change has a profound impact on some of the most basic human rights. Join activists around the world and call on world leaders...