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Human Rights Australia
UN: Nuclear powers must sign historic treaty making nuclear weapons illegal
22 January 2021 | 1:51 pm

Today is an historic milestone in the campaign to rid the world of nuclear weapons, Amnesty International said, as the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force. The treaty makes it illegal under international law to develop, test, possess, host, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons, and has been adopted by two-thirds of UN member states.  None of the […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Australia
A diverse media leads to stronger freedom of expression: Amnesty International
21 January 2021 | 4:09 pm

Amnesty International Australia has told a parliamentary inquiry that a more diverse media leads to a better protected and a stronger right to freedom of expression. The Senate-referred inquiry into the state of media diversity, independence and reliability in Australia to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee in late 2020. Amnesty International Australia has […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Australia
Submission: Inquiry into Media Diversity in Australia
21 January 2021 | 3:45 pm

Amnesty International Australia has submitted to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications’ inquiry into media diversity, independence and reliability in Australia. Our submission is based on the foundation that a more diverse media leads to a better protected and a stronger right to freedom of expression. Our key recommendation is to implement a Federal […]

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Refugees in APOD
Human Rights Australia
Release of refugees a win for people power, now they must all be free
21 January 2021 | 2:29 pm

Amnesty International Australia today welcomed the further release of refugees from the Park Hotel, Alternative Place of Detention (APOD), in Melbourne, but said the release showed the policy was arbitrary and cruel. Amnesty redoubled its call for the release of a further 14 people who remain in detention and all those arbitrarily detained. Among those […]

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Human Rights Australia
Phone Peter Dutton: Free Remaining Refugees

Today, approximately 50 refugees were released from the Park Hotel APOD (Alternative Place of Detention). This is a huge win and shows that the Government is feeling the pressure.  Previously detained at the Mantra Hotel, some of the 50 men released over the next day will have spent well over one year in shared hotel […]

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A display of hands planted in the lawns in front of Parliament House in protest of Aboriginal deaths in custody
Human Rights Australia
Global community critical of Australia’s treatment of First Nations peoples, refugees
21 January 2021 | 5:00 am

Feedback from member states during the United Nation’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Australia’s human rights track record found it seriously lacking in its commitments to international human rights law. Among the criticisms leveled at Australia by the international community is its treatment of First Nations peoples and the mandatory and indefinite detention of […]

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Human Rights Pacific
Submission: UN Universal Periodic Review of Nauru 2021
20 January 2021 | 9:56 pm

Amnesty Internationa’s submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nauru to be held in January-February 2021. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Nauru in its previous UPR and makes recommendations in relation to improving the national human rights framework, strengthening the right to a fair trial, protecting […]

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Human Rights Australia
Submission: UN Universal Periodic Review of Australia 2021
20 January 2021 | 5:25 pm

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Australia in January-February 2021. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Australia in its previous UPR, including in relation to the rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of asylum seekers, ensuring religious freedom is upheld and maintaining protection from all […]

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Two young Indigenous men signing an Amnesty petition at Yabun festival on Survival Day in Sydney
Activism Australia
Invasion Day Events 2021
20 January 2021 | 4:50 pm

Amnesty International Australia stands with those who want to highlight the pain and suffering caused by the celebration of January 26 as Australia’s national day, and we encourage you to engage with the truth telling process by attending one of the many events around the country to show solidarity with Indigenous peoples.  Search our map […]

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Human Rights North America
Biden administration must prioritise human rights
20 January 2021 | 3:00 pm

People in the United States deserve a bold and transformational approach from their new President, Joe Biden, who is being inaugurated today in Washington DC. “As a global superpower, US government policy affects us all, and we call on the Biden administration to put human rights at the forefront of all their policies,” Amnesty International […]

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