Amina fled Tripoli with her son and husband after gangs looted their house and threatened them with violence © UNHCR / A.Branthwait

Refugees' Human Rights

Millions of people around the world have no choice but to flee their homeland to escape war, genocide, torture and persecution. Amnesty works to uphold the rights of people seeking asylum across the world.

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Shortly after being elected, the Australian Government created Operation Sovereign Borders; a vast set of laws, policies and public projects designed to manage our borders © A

Report: Evidence of public officials’ involvement in criminal activity

Our new report reveals damning evidence of Australian officials paying boat crews to return people seeking asylum to Indonesia.

Rohingya children are at an integrated community shelter in Aceh, Indonesia © Amnesty International

Report: Southeast Asia’s refugee and trafficking crisis

Our new report uncovers the truth about why the Rohingya refugees have fled their homes, their traumatic journey to Indonesia, and their uncertain future.

Asylum seekers wait at the Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, 24 August 2015 © AI/Richard Burton

An open letter to the Australian media: Why you need to stop talking about ‘migrants’

In an open letter to the Australian media, Amnesty's Jessie Mawson calls on journalists stop referring to asylum seekers as 'migrants'.

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