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Amnesty publishes review of human rights in 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:45 pm | Amnesty International

Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the past year. More >>

Australian and PNG leaders must act urgently to save lives

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:15 am | Amnesty International

Papua New Guinea: Australian and PNG leaders must act urgently to save lives on Manus Island More >>

Brazil: Toxic speech must not become government policy

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:26 pm | Amnesty International

Reacting to the election of Jair Bolsonaro and Hamilton Mourão as president and vice president of Brazil, Amnesty International said: More >>

Real Australian bipartisan action urgently needed

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:07 pm | Amnesty International

While discussions over the proposed "lifetime ban" legislation and New Zealand deal must prioritise those most vulnerable – children and families – the negotiations must be a first step to moving the 1278 men, women and children ... More >>

PM Morrison must act now to stop escalating Nauru crisis

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:52 pm | Amnesty International

With the critical situation on Nauru deteriorating even further, Amnesty International is calling on Australian Prime Minister Morrison to show leadership and urgently bring all refugees and asylum seekers to Australia. More >>

Human rights for all Kiwis: NZ can and must do better

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:33 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is urging the New Zealand Government to walk the talk on human rights in advance of its four-yearly review before the UN Human Rights Committee in January. More >>

Amnesty International reaction: refugee quota increase

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:51 pm | Amnesty International

In response to Prime Minister Ardern’s announcement today that New Zealand’s refugee quota would be lifted to 1500 people per year by July 2020, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said, More >>

Soaring rate of youth held in police cells

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:01 pm | Amnesty International

The significant number of young people being held in New Zealand’s police cells for periods longer than 24 hours is deeply concerning, Amnesty International New Zealand said today. “Detention in a police cell for multiple nights is no place ... More >>

Gun Violence in the United States a Human Rights Crisis

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 5:30 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Report Declares Gun Violence in the United States to be a Human Rights Crisis More >>

Australia must tackle refugee crisis in Nauru

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 2:27 pm | Amnesty International

The Australian government must urgently evacuate the 107 refugee children and their families trapped in appalling conditions in Nauru, or else accept New Zealand’s offer to provide safe haven, said Amnesty International, as the Pacific Islands Forum ... More >>

Amnesty Responds to Detention of TVNZ Journalist

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:52 pm | Amnesty International

In response to 1 News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver being detained by police in Nauru today, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said, More >>

Escalating child health crisis in Nauru

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:22 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International New Zealand has co-signed an open letter calling for the escalating health crisis for refugee children on Nauru and theAustralian government’s shameful refugee policy to be at the top of the agenda when regional heads of government meet ... More >>

Winston Peters and trade talks questioned

Monday, 13 August 2018, 3:25 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International delivered the voices of over 1500 people who took action urging Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, to speak out in support of more than a dozen women in Saudi Arabia who have been unjustly imprisoned for defending ... More >>

Call for release of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:30 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand must be clear: like Canada, we also call for human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia to be released In the wake of Canadian Government call for detained Saudi human rights activists to be freed, Saudi Arabia has stated it will withdraw ... More >>

Trump's Policies Will Place Thousands of Lives in Danger

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:14 am | Amnesty International

Responding to reports that President Donald Trump may seek to cap U.S. refugee admissions at no more than 25,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2019, the lowest goal in the history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee ... More >>

US Brazenly Violates Human Rights of Separated Families

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:43 am | Amnesty International

Today marks the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,500 children forcibly separated from their parents despite seeking protection. More than 900 parents remain separated from their families because the administration ... More >>

Immigration Minister joins calls for refugee sponsorship

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 10:35 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship. More >>

Leaders must take steps to end child migration detention

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:50 am | Amnesty International

UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good More >>

Almost 100 people in Papua unlawfully killed

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity Indonesian security forces have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in little more than eight years ... More >>

Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:48 pm | Amnesty International

The comprehensive report, “We Will Destroy Everything”: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar, calls for the situation in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation ... More >>



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