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France: Emergency measures must protect public without trampling human rights

Emergency measures being rushed through the French Parliament in the wake of the horrific Paris attacks must not become a permanent fixture.

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Southeast Asia: Refugee crisis and freedom of expression must be tackled at ASEAN Summit

Governments meeting at the ASEAN summit cannot solely focus on economic development while there is a looming refugee crisis and an ongoing clampdown on freedom of expression in the region.

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Refugees and migrants fleeing sexual violence, abuse and exploitation in Libya

Amnesty International reveals a shocking range of abuses experienced by refugees along the smuggling routes to Libya.

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Anniversary of Alan Kurdi drowning highlights continuing global shame

One year on, global leaders are still failing to respond to the refugee crisis.

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Sierra Leone: Pregnant schoolgirls excluded from school and banned from exams

Thousands of pregnant girls, excluded from mainstream schools and barred from sitting upcoming exams, risk being left behind as Sierra Leone moves forward from the Ebola crisis.

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Amnesty International welcomes New Zealand’s efforts to protect civilians as crucial resolution is adopted by UN Security Council

Resolution to protect civilians adopted by UN Security Council.

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Philippines: President’s ‘Shoot to kill’ directive violates fundamental right to life

Philippine President Duterte’s “shoot to kill” order in his crackdown on crime is a clear violation of the fundamental human right to life and could lead to further killings in the country.

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Indonesia: End mass arrests and crackdowns on peaceful protests

Around 1700 political activists arrested in Papua region.

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Tunisia: Rapists given a way out while their victims are blamed and punished

New Report: “Assaulted and accused: Sexual and gender-based violence in Tunisia”

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Lebanon: Beirut bombings reveal appalling disregard for human life

Attack killed at least 41 people in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

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New Zealand must support vote to suspend Saudi Arabia from UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International calls for suspension of Saudi Arabia from Human Rights Council, says Saudi Arabia has used its position to obstruct justice for possible war crimes.

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Pakistan: Investigation crucial after Karachi political activist tortured and killed in custody

Call for independent investigation into death of political activist.

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Indonesia: Report reveals endemic judicial flaws in death penalty cases

Death row prisoners in Indonesia are routinely denied access to lawyers and are coerced into “confessions” through severe beatings.

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Kunduz Bombing Needs Independent Investigation

Independent investigation needed into 2015 hospital bombing.

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European Commission: Proposals on resettlement and asylum a cynical attempt to strengthen the walls of fortress Europe

New proposal package risks rolling back basic protections for refugees and asylum seekers.

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WEBINAR - While new Papua provinces will exacerbate human rights abuses

Support the people of Papua in their fight for their human rights. For far too long, Indigenous peoples in Indonesia's easternmost island of Papua have suffered endless human rights abuses at the hands of Indonesian authorities. Now, recent development plans by Jakarta – made unilaterally without any meaningful consultation or participation of affected Papuans – will further put the human rights and livelihoods of the Papuan community at stake Register to support Papuan people in their fight for human rights. Join us for this online discussion from 7.30pm NZ time, on Tuesday, July 12. Hear from a great line up of speakers discussing the implications of these recent developments and how you can take action to support Papuan people.

2nd July, 2022 | 3:15am