On the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) – marked on June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – Amnesty International (AI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcome the commitments made by the Royal Thai Government to prevent torture and other ill-treatment and urge authorities to ensure no further delay in implementing these undertakings.
Index : AFR 62/6586/2017
Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a adopté une résolution demandant au Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies aux droits de l’homme d'envoyer une équipe d'experts internationaux pour recueillir et préserver les informations, et établir les faits et les circonstances concernant les violations présumées des droits humains et du droit international humanitaire commises dans la région du Kasaï, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
Index: AFR 62/6586/2017
The Human Rights Council (‘the Council’) has adopted a resolution requesting the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to dispatch a team of international experts to collect and preserve information, and to determine the facts and circumstances concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law, in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
As world refugee day was being marked around the globe came the all too familiar news that at least 120 people had drowned off the coast of Libya. Their deaths bring the total number of people who have died whilst attempting to cross the central Mediterranean to more than 1,800 since the start of the year.
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- ABOUT THE ROLE The role will align and be committed to the vision, values and the mission of the organisation. The Director is accountable for the effective leadership and management of AI South Africa and will work with the Regional Director of the Southern Africa Regional Office to develop Amnesty International in the region. S/he will play an active role in global networks, working with other stakeholders and partners to develop the profile and impact of Amnesty International.
Amnesty International’s broad objectives in South Africa are to: