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Activism Australia
A History of Activism

Learn more about human rights, and the incredible people throughout history who have fought to protect and defend them. A History of Activism is a fun and interactive program which profiles influential activists from throughout history, and teaches about the human rights that were fought for to be enjoyed today. Content is updated every eight […]

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COVID-19 Middle East
Qatar: Contact tracing app exposes personal details of more than one million
27 May 2020 | 2:22 pm

Serious security vulnerabilities in Qatar’s mandatory contact tracing app, uncovered by Amnesty International, must act as a wake-up call for governments rolling-out COVID-19 apps to ensure privacy safeguards are central to the technology.   An investigation by Amnesty’s Security Lab discovered the critical weakness in the configuration of Qatar’s EHTERAZ contact tracing app. Now fixed, the […]

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Community is everything Australia
CAG should seize the opportunity to transform the lives of Indigenous kids by raising the age
27 May 2020 | 10:00 am

The Councils of Attorneys-General (CAG), which is due to meet in July, has a unique opportunity to give hundreds of Indigenous kids back their childhoods, according to Amnesty International Australia’s new report, Raise the Age: Kids Belong in Community. The report finds that although the overall number of children in detention has fallen, this is […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Middle East
Iran: Details released of 304 deaths during protests six months after security forces’ killing spree
21 May 2020 | 9:24 am

Amnesty International has released details of the deaths of 304 men, women and children killed by Iran’s security forces during last November’s ruthless crackdown, six months after the protests. The organization found that more than 220 of the recorded deaths took place over just two days on 16 and 17 November. New and extensive research […]

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LGBTQI rights Europe
Hungary: Decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is “step back into the dark ages”
20 May 2020 | 11:27 am

Following yesterday’s vote in parliament on a new legislation that bans the legal recognition of transgender and intersex people in Hungary, Amnesty International’s Researcher, Krisztina Tamás-Sáróy said: “This decision pushes Hungary back towards the dark ages and tramples the rights of transgender and intersex people. It will not only expose them to further discrimination but […]

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Refugees Australia
Submission: Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention) Bill 2020
19 May 2020 | 4:13 pm

Amnesty International Australia is concerned that the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention) Bill 2020 as it stands violates international rules and will be detrimental to the wellbeing of people under the care of the Australian Government in immigration detention. The Bill is designed to ‘fix’ an issue that does not exist – it […]

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Refugees Australia
New bill to ban mobile phones in immigration detention may breach Mandela Rules
19 May 2020 | 4:09 pm

A new Bill to go before Australian Parliament to prohibit mobile phones in immigration detention seeks to fix a problem that doesn’t exist and violates international rules, Amnesty International Australia said today. Making a submission to the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill […]

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