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Thailand: Evicted Cambodian villagers sue sugar giant Mitr Phol; Amnesty International submits third party intervention to Thai court

On 17 July 2020, Amnesty International submitted a third-party intervention (amicus curiae brief) to the Bangkok South Civil Court in the case of Smit Tit, Hoy Mai & Others vs. Mitr Phol Co. Ltd. The submission was made ahead of a crucial ruling in the landmark business and human rights case...
Americas Asylum

USA: Kelly Gonzalez Aguilar is Free

Kelly Gonzalez Aguilar, a 24-year-old transgender woman, fled Honduras when she was 12 years old because of violence against her based on her transgender identity. In August 2017, she traveled to the USA and US immigration authorities detained her while her asylum request was in process. She feared...
Americas Asylum

USA: Free Families from Immigration Detention

On 26 June 2020, a federal judge in the USA ordered immigration authorities to release all children from family immigration detention facilities, which the judge declared were “on fire” with COVID-19. Authorities must comply but release all families together to protect them from the pandemic while...

Include sex workers in the COVID-19 response: public statement

As the world has been shaken by COVID-19, those most marginalized, stigmatized, and criminalized have been pushed further into poverty, to the grave detriment of their health and human rights. Sex workers have not only been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also by governments’...