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24 Mar 2017 description

The security forces killed one person and seriously injured at least two others as they opened fire on protesting students in the city of Bo today, Amnesty International said.

“This bloodshed and loss of young life is a tragedy and suggests a heavy handed response by the security forces to a student protest,” said Sabrina Mahtani, Amnesty International West Africa researcher.

“We urge the police to refrain from committing human rights violations and instead allow the students to safely exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”

23 Mar 2017 description

(Nairobi, March 23, 2017) – Kenya should protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. In line with a recent High Court decision, the authorities should abandon their decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp and publicly declare that the more than 249,000 Somali refugees living there can remain in Kenya until conditions exist for them to return in safety and with dignity.

23 Mar 2017 description

Shocking video evidence has emerged showing fighters from the Libyan National Army (LNA) carrying out execution-style killings of captured fighters from the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR) in the Ganfouda area of Benghazi, said Amnesty International. The two separate incidents may amount to war crimes, adding to the long list of crimes under international law that have been committed with impunity by armed groups and militias in both Western and Eastern Libya.

23 Mar 2017 description

The USA and UK are fuelling serious violations that have caused devastating civilian suffering through multibillion-dollar arms transfers to Saudi Arabia that vastly overshadow their humanitarian efforts, said Amnesty International.

22 Mar 2017 description

La oleada ininterrumpida de amenazas, homicidios y desplazamientos forzados contra cientos de habitantes pacíficos de veredas en el noroeste de Colombia es una escalofriante ilustración de que el conflicto armado dista de haber concluido, meses después de la firma de un acuerdo de paz. Así lo ha advertido Amnistía Internacional en el 20º aniversario de la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó.

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21 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 09 Apr 2017 Amnesty International

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17 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 31 Mar 2017 Amnesty International

Researcher - Regional

The Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) of Amnesty International, is seeking a highly capable, experienced driven and team-oriented person to the role of Researcher covering Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Namibia, focussed on the critical human rights themes that are critical to delivery Amnesty International human rights strategy.

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16 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 12 Apr 2017 Amnesty International

Would you like to work for one of the world's biggest human rights organisations Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

As a global organisation, operating in dozens of countries around the world, Amnesty International runs an exciting and intensive portfolio of projects, all focused on supporting urgent human rights change.

Interviews will be held on 19th April 2017

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16 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 12 Apr 2017 Amnesty International

Would you like to work for one of the world's biggest human rights organisations Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Interviews to be held on 18th April 2017

ABOUT THE ROLE

We offer an opportunity to join our Global Fundraising and Engagement (GFE) department, which is part of our International Secretariat (IS) and is responsible for delivering our global growth objectives in the area of fundraising and mass engagement.

14 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 30 Mar 2017 Amnesty International

To remain at the forefront of making human rights change happen, Amnesty has to steadily evolve in a changing landscape. The Strategy and Evaluation Programme is central to this - assessing the impact of Amnesty's work and identifying challenges to drive strategy and organisational improvements where they're needed. Focusing on organisational learning and accountability, you'll help guide the organization to systematically learn from successes and failures to adjust and improve strategy.