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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel must end its occupation of Palestine to stop fuelling apartheid and systematic human rights violations  

Israel must end its brutal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which it has maintained since 1967, said Amnesty International, as public hearings begin at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to examine the legal consequences of Israel’s prolonged occupation.  The...
Children

Respecting, Promoting, and Fulfilling Human Rights in the Just Transition Work Programme: Joint submission on views on the work to be undertaken and the possible topics for the dialogues under the Just Transition Work Programme

The organisations supporting this submission propose a list of thematic priorities within the scope of the decision FCCC/PA/CMA/2023/L.14 adopted at COP28 of the UNFCCC in Dubai to provide an agenda and inform the working methods of the Just Transition Work Programme (JTWP) designed to ensure the...
Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Violations of rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly based on sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression: Submission to the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

Amnesty International submits this document in response to the call for input for the report of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to the 56th session of the Human Rights Council on ‘Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender...
Drugs and Human Rights

UN Human Rights Council: Intersessional panel discussion on human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug problem: oral statement

Amnesty International welcomes the report of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights relating to drug control (A/HRC/54/53), which provides further account of the widespread human rights violations facilitated by punitive drug policies, and its recommendations to transform ineffective...
Discrimination

UN: The impact of punitive drug policies on economic, social and cultural rights: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the annotated outline for a General Comment

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide preliminary observations to the annotated outline circulated in the context of the upcoming General Comment on the impacts of drug policies on economic, social and cultural rights to be developed by the Committee on Economic, Social and...