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Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

ORAL STATEMENT – Item 6 Consideration of UPR reports: Russian Federation – UN Human Rights Council 55th session 26 February – 5 April

It is with regret but no particular surprise that we note that the Russian authorities have made no meaningful commitments following its UPR, and only accepted broad recommendations not requiring any real action. The Russian Government’s responses contradict well-known facts, demonstrating its...
Americas Impunity

Brazil: Marielle and Anderson, 6 years later

After 6 years seeking justice, the families of human rights defender Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, as well as Brazilian civil society and the international community received news this morning (March 24th) of the preventive detention of three suspected masterminds of the crime:...
Americas Justice Systems

22 years of justice denied

By Elizabeth Haight   The Guantanamo Bay detention center has been open for 22 years as of 11 January 2024. First opened in 2002, Guantanamo continues to uphold a legacy of torture, indefinite detention, Islamophobia, and injustice. Detainees in Guantanamo are held without charges or fair trials,...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Saudi Arabia to be appointed chair of UN’s gender equality forum amid ongoing assault on women’s rights 

Ahead of the expected announcement that Saudi Arabia will be appointed chair of the UN women’s rights forum at the annual meeting of the UN Commission of the Status of Women today, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Advocacy, Sherine Tadros, said: “The Commission on the Status of Women has...