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India Discrimination

India: Oral Joint Statement during Item 2 debate at 50th session of Human Rights Council to address the situation of minorities, indigenous peoples and human rights defenders

In this joint statement delivered under Item 2 at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Frontline Defenders, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, IDSN and Minority Rights Group called on the Council to pay attention to and address the...
Asia and the Pacific Climate change

Cambodia: ‘Our traditions are being destroyed’: Illegal logging, repression, and Indigenous peoples’ rights violations in Cambodia’s protected forests

Cambodia lost nearly 2.5 million hectares of tree cover between 2001 and 2020. Illegal logging in Cambodia is posing an existential threat to the country’s remaining primary forests. In addition to the well-documented threats which this poses to biodiversity and climate, it also entails severe...
Climate change

Open letter by global civil society and Indigenous Peoples for the establishment of a new UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change to the States members and observers of the United Nations Human Rights Council

During the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), which took place from 21 June to 15 July, 2021, Amnesty International joined almost 500 other civil society and Indigenous Peoples organizations to call on the UN member States through the HRC to establish a new UN Special Rapporteur on...