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Oct 31 2021 9:09 pm
Global: G20's vague vaccine promises 'an affront' to five million dead

The G20’s final statement on increasing global access to Covid-19 vaccines is woefully light on detail, Amnesty International said today. Responding to the G20 Leader’s Declaration - which promises to...

Oct 31 2021 9:00 am
COP26: UK Government must recognise role of environmental human rights defenders in resisting climate change

Environmental activists often silenced by governments across the world Open letter to COP26 President calling for the UK Government to lead recognition and protection of environmental human rights...

Oct 29 2021 2:50 pm
Sudan: Military leaders must stop bloodshed at protests and fully investigate killings

At least six men killed and 140 wounded; more protests planned tomorrow ‘The world is watching and will not tolerate further bloodshed’ - Deprose Muchena ‘I couldn’t even look at his body. His face...

Oct 29 2021 11:28 am
UK: 'Worrying loopholes' in LGBT+ conversion therapy consultation

In response to a UK Government consultation on restricting LGBT+ conversion “therapy”, Patrick Corrigan from Amnesty International UK, said: “We need a comprehensive ban on these abhorrent practices...

Oct 29 2021 10:17 am
COP26: Climate emergency is 'human rights crisis of catastrophic proportions'

Ahead of her attendance at climate conference, Amnesty Secretary General warns of threat to human rights and demands that leaders ‘wake up’ ‘As the climate crisis intensifies with every passing day...

Oct 28 2021 9:20 pm
England: Premier League agrees to meet Amnesty UK to discuss revised owners' and directors' test

Meeting follows controversial Saudi Arabia-backed buyout of Newcastle United “There is now huge disquiet over the cynical use of English football to sportswash human rights abuse" - Sacha Deshmukh...

Oct 28 2021 6:00 pm
Americas: Countries rejecting Haitians fleeing ongoing crisis - new investigation

Haitians in Mexico receive vastly different levels of help compared to Venezuelans or Hondurans ‘Today we are calling on countries across the region to stop deportations to Haiti’ - Erika Guevara...

Oct 28 2021 4:26 pm
Poland: new 'Stop LGBT' Bill is 'discriminatory to its core'

A Bill being debated in the Polish parliament this evening threatens to ban Pride marches and LGBT gatherings ‘The government’s normalisation of hateful rhetoric has created an environment in which...

Oct 28 2021 12:02 pm
Pakistan: Life in one of world’s hottest cities reveals devastating impact of climate crisis for world’s poorest

Ahead of this weekend's COP26 climate conference, Amnesty International has documented the lives of the people of Jacobabad in Pakistan – one of the world’s hottest cities – highlighting the immediacy...

Oct 27 2021 1:01 pm
Madagascar: 'Catastrophic' drought is claiming lives - global action urgently required

One of Madagascar’s worst droughts in history is devastating a population where 91% live below the poverty line Reports and testimonies from parents of children dying from hunger 'They suffered from...