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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...
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...
Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Oral Statement – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – HRC55

Amnesty International welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and urges member states of the UN Human Rights Council to continue to support victim-centred avenues for accountability at the national and...
International Organizations

Joint civil society and trade unions submission in response to the call for inputs to the work of the Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Terms of Reference for a United Nations Framework Convention on International Tax Cooperation

This submission, coordinated by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) with the support of the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) and signed by over 175 civil society organizations – including Amnesty International – and trade unions, is a joint response to the call for inputs...