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Asylum seeker boat turned back by Aus authorities © AI

Evidence of cash payments and abuse by Operation Sovereign Borders cannot be swept under the carpet

4 February 2016
Amnesty International has appeared before a Senate Committee to shed light on Australia's secretive border operations.

Melbourne refugee and asylum seeker support protest, 27 July 2013 © Flickr / Takver

High Court decision prolongs agony faced by asylum seekers in offshore detention

3 February 2016
An Australian ruling that offshore detention is lawful will result in around 260 vulnerable people, including over 80 children, being forcibly sent back to Nauru.

Syrian refugees add to Beirut's dense mix of cultures © Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Syrian refugee women facing exploitation and sexual harassment in Lebanon

2 February 2016
Shortfalls in international assistance and discriminatory policies in Lebanon leading to exploitation and abuse of women refugees.

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Two women walk through the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon on 11 October 2014. © Fairfax Media/Getty Images

Why don’t Syrian women feel safe in Lebanon?

2 February 2016
Syrian refugee women don’t feel safe in Lebanon. Here are four reasons why, and four possible solutions.

Joanne Mariner in CAR during the conflict, 2013. © Amnesty International

10 ways we respond to a crisis

29 January 2016
Thanks to your support, our crisis researcher Joanne Mariner is able to be first on the ground in war and conflict.

Omar's parents Mohannad and Maha. © Private.

Stranded in Sweden aged 12: Why reuniting with relatives is crucial for refugees

29 January 2016
The story of Syrian refugees Omar and his family shows why the right to a family life is worth fighting for.

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What's on


Where: Perth, WA
When: Sunday 7 February

Amnesty USC Welcome Week

Where: Sippy Downs, QLD
When: Monday 22 February

Sydney Book Club

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Wednesday 24 February

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Members of the Philippine National Police © Flickr / AFN-Pacific Hawaii News Bureau Hawaii

Philippines: positive step to addressing police torture

The Philippines Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights has convened a second inquiry on Amnesty International’s ‘Above The Law: Torture in the Police’ report.

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