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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The graphic reality of Australia’s detention centres

This week, the issue of asylum seekers in Australia turned graphic. Literally.

Refugees fleeing Libya by boat © UNHCR/F. Noy

Asylum seekers in the Asia Pacific: a solution

With the increase in refugees and asylum seekers in the last 12 years, it's time for a realistic and humane solution.

Activists form a lifering for asylum seekers © AIA

Refugee rights: Five things you can do

Like us, many Australians are disappointed by the Australian government’s new policy to refuse to process or resettle asylum seekers who arrive by boat. Here are five things you can do to help create change:

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