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Human Rights Global
The Pegasus Project: Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group’s spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally
19 July 2021 | 12:07 pm

NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale, according to a major investigation into the leak of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets. These include heads of state, activists and journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi’s family. The Pegasus Project is a ground-breaking collaboration by more […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Europe
Why are Belarusians protesting?
31 May 2021 | 10:43 am

In August of 2020, mass protests erupted across Belarus following a heavily contested election result. Since then, the governing powers of Belarus have committed shocking violations of human rights in their violent repression of these protests. So what exactly is happening in Belarus and why are human rights activists so concerned? Why are Belarusians protesting? The […]

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Indigenous rights Australia
Why we need to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility
24 May 2021 | 6:31 pm

The campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility across Australia is gaining momentum, but what is currently happening and what does this all mean for human rights and Indigenous rights? What is the age of criminal responsibility? The age of criminal responsibility is the age in which a child is considered by law to […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Europe
Belarus: Journalist apprehended in Minsk airport after emergency landing must be released immediately
24 May 2021 | 1:11 pm

Reacting to the news that the Belarusian authorities apprehended Raman Pratasevich, former editor-in-chief of the popular opposition Telegram channel NEXTA, after an emergency landing in Minsk of the airplane he took, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Director, said:  “The situation here is simple. There is little doubt that the Belarusian authorities […]

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COVID-19 Australia
Papua New Guinea: Australia and New Zealand efforts ‘woefully inadequate’ amid COVID-19 surge
17 March 2021 | 10:43 am

Responding to reports that Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape has declared a critical ‘red stage’ in the country due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Amnesty International’s Pacific Researcher Kate Schuetze said: “Papua New Guinea’s health crisis has now reached the level we feared it would reach a year ago with a […]

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LGBTQIA rights Australia
What are conversion practices?
22 December 2020 | 3:39 pm

Conversion practices, also known as Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE), are formal therapeutic and informal practices which target LGBTQA+ people of faith with the false ideology that their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender and sexual expression can be changed or suppressed. While these practices are commonly misrepresented in the media as […]

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COVID-19 Global
Campaigners warn that 9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to miss out on COVID-19 vaccine next year
9 December 2020 | 12:21 pm

Nearly 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people against COVID-19 next year unless urgent action is taken by governments and the pharmaceutical industry to make sure enough doses are produced, a group of campaigning organisations warned today, (optional, for UK version: as the UK begins vaccinations this week). By contrast, […]

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COVID-19 Global
Virus-hit prisons still full of human rights defenders, as attacks continue
6 August 2020 | 12:30 pm

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures and continue to make new arrests of activists, journalists and critics, Amnesty International said today. In a new briefing, “Daring to Stand up for Human Rights in a Pandemic”, which documents attacks on human rights […]

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