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SUBMISSION: RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL 2021 AND RELATED BILLS
18 January 2022 | 2:30 pm

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry and the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills (the Bill).

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Indigenous rights
50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Founded on the 26th January in 1972, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, one of the world’s longest continuing protest sites. Amnesty International ACT stands in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples, and will be attending the event as a contingent. For 50 years The Aboriginal Tent Embassy has continually occupied the […]

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Individuals at risk Asia
Grave concerns held for Yang Hengjun after new trial delay
18 January 2022 | 11:40 am

Amnesty International remains gravely concerned for the welfare of Australian writer Yang Hengjun who has been in custody in China awaiting trial for three years. Dr Yang’s family and colleagues have told Amnesty that he is in poor health and that he has been informed his trial on espionage charges has yet again been delayed. […]

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Individuals at risk Europe
Russia: One year after jailing, Aleksei Navalny and his associates in a “living hell”
17 January 2022 | 11:01 am

Over the course of the last 12 months, the Russian authorities have unleashed an unprecedented campaign of repression and reprisals against wrongfully imprisoned opposition leader AlekseiNavalny and his supporters, destroying all remnants of the rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International said today on the first anniversary of the politician’s arrest.  “In the […]

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people walk past the ruins of destroyed houses in Arzo village on the outskirts of Ghazni. - Rural areas such as Arzo bore the brunt of the two-decade conflict that saw Taliban insurgents face US, NATO and Afghan forces, with civilian casualties inflicted by both sides.
Human Rights Asia
Looking ahead: Civilians in Afghanistan must be protected from bombing and shelling in towns and cities
14 January 2022 | 5:55 pm

This is the third blog post in a series looking at an array of issues in 2022 related to weapons use, the arms trade and security assistance, often offering recommendations. In mid-2021, as the Taliban ramped up their offensive against government forces across Afghanistan, the fighting grew especially fierce in Zakhail, just west of the city of Kunduz. The […]

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Human Rights Europe
Germany/Syria: Conviction of Syrian official for crimes against humanity a historic win for justice
14 January 2022 | 2:31 pm

Responding to a decision of the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, which has convicted former Syrian intelligence officer Anwar Raslan to life in prison for crimes against humanity, including torture, murder and rape of detainees in Branch 251, an infamous military intelligence facility in Damascus city, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East […]

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Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna stand in front of an LGBTQIA+ flag
Gender and sexuality Australia
Poland: After acquitting rainbow halo women, authorities must end their witch-hunt against activists
14 January 2022 | 12:58 pm

Responding to the dismissal of the appeal against the acquittal of three women human rights activists in Poland on absurd charges of “offending religious beliefs” for distributing posters of the Virgin Mary with a halo in the rainbow colours of the LGBTI pride flag, Catrinel Motoc, Senior Campaigner in Amnesty International’s Europe Regional Office said: “Today’s decision […]

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