On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Amnesty International calls on the Japanese government to prove its commitments to the G8 Declaration on the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict by fulfilling its obligations to the survivors of its wartime military sexual slavery system in operation before and during World War II.
A proposal to introduce compulsory “medical tests” to bar any migrant workers deemed to be “homosexual” or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries is outrageous and should be rejected out of hand, said Amnesty International.
As the Olympic torch arrives in Moscow ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Amnesty International is launching a worldwide campaign to highlight Russia’s increasingly deplorable human rights record.
The Serbian authorities’ decision to ban the 2013 Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the country’s own law and constitution, said Amnesty International. The decision was announced only hours before the march was due to take place.
Amnesty International is disappointed by the failure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to see the detrimental effect that Russia’s discriminatory legislation will have on the Games in Sochi.
Yesterday’s killing of one of Afghanistan’s most senior woman police officers is another tragic reminder of the urgent need to advocate for the rights of Afghan women during discussions about the UN mandate in Afghanistan (ISAF), said Amnesty International.
Thai authorities must ensure the investigation into the alleged rape of a Rohingya asylum-seeker from Myanmar is impartial and that all those involved, including the police, are held accountable in a trial that meets international standards of fairness.
The Chilean State must provide an 11 year old girl who was raped by her stepfather and is now pregnant, with the support she needs, and make available all options regarding the pregnancy including safe abortion services.
For those who care about human rights, the two decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, were a cause for joy, with love the real winner, as detailed in this piece by Jaime Todd-Gher, from Amnesty International’s Law and Policy team.
Amnesty International India asks authorities in the state of Maharashtra to ensure that if an arrested theatre activist is to continue to be detained pending trial she receives access to adequate pre-natal and post-natal care.
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