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Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

South Sudan: UN Human Rights Council should extend the mandate of the CHRSS and protect the documentation of evidence related to human rights violations.

Amnesty International is concerned by the Government of South Sudan’s calls at the ongoing 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (CHRSS) to share evidence and names of individuals and entities accused of human rights violations in the...
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...
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...