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Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Uganda: Submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 77th ordinary session, 20 October – 9 November 2023

This shadow report outlines several issues of concern relating to Uganda’s implementation of the Concluding Observations and Recommendations made by the ACHPR in 2015 following its review of the State’s 5th Periodic Report. Amnesty International’s report focuses on ongoing key concerns regarding...
Africa Exploitation of Natural Resources

Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Agenda Item 6(vii): Activity Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa

The Institute for Security Studies estimated that $2.3 billion of dollars is lost annually in Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau due to illegal fishing. Between 2010 and 2020, over 50 fishmeal and fish oil factories opened in the region (in Mauritania, Senegal,...
Africa Discrimination

77th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Agenda Item 6(i): Activity Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

In July, we marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol). Over the past two decades, the Protocol has greatly contributed to the improvements of women’s and girls’ rights on the...
Americas Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Chile: Outstanding debts for past and present human rights violations: Amnesty International submission to the 46th session of the UPR working group, May 2024

In this submission, Amnesty International analyses the human rights situation in Chile and the measures taken to comply with the recommendations made to Chile in its previous UPR review.It also assesses the national human rights framework with regard to human rights violations committed in the...
Middle East and North Africa Armed Conflict

Yemen: Ongoing violations amid conflict: Amnesty International’s submission to the 46th session of the UPR Working Group, April-May 2024

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Yemen in April-May 2024. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Yemen in its previous review, including in relation to the persecution of LGBTI persons, death penalty, women’s...