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22 Dec 2016 description
The UN General Assembly has voted to establish an independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for war crimes or crimes against humanity in Syria.
19 Dec 2016 description
Amnesty International has found that security forces have been guilty of deliberately killing civilians, firing at random in villages, and destroying homes and property.
28 Nov 2016 description
As government forces tighten the stranglehold around eastern Aleppo, the siege in that part of the city is expected to intensify with devastating consequences for civilians, Amnesty said.
24 Nov 2016 description
Thousands of refugees who have made it across the border to Bangladesh in desperate need of food, water and medical care are being forcibly pushed back, said Amnesty.
23 Nov 2016 description
Anti-Huthi forces in Ta’iz, south Yemen, are harassing and intimidating hospital staff and endangering civilians by stationing fighters and military positions near medical facilities, says Amnesty.
16 Nov 2016 description
The agency said thousands of refugees remained at risk of forced repatriation to Somalia, a war-torn country where they were at risk of death or injury in the ongoing conflict.
14 Nov 2016 description
Just two weeks before the deadline given to close the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenyan government officials are deliberately coercing refugees to return to war-torn Somalia, where they risk being injured or killed, said Amnesty.
04 Nov 2016 description
Amnesty is participating in the proceedings as an interested party and has filed submissions on Kenya’s obligations under international law to ensure the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
03 Nov 2016 description
Amnesty has found that a host of abuses are taking place in Italy, including excessive use of force by police, arbitrary detention and collective expulsions.
27 Oct 2016 description
Amnesty’s research team met with displaced civilians and conducted phone interviews, gathering fresh evidence pointing to civilian deaths and injuries in recent days.
24 Oct 2016 description
A new Amnesty report highlights the crimes under international law committed by government forces, as well as the UN’s disappointing and inadequate response.
18 Oct 2016 description
A new report exposes the terrifying backlash against civilians fleeing IS-held territory, raising alarm about the risk of mass violations as the military operation to recapture Mosul gets underway.
04 Oct 2016 description
Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty.
26 Sep 2016 description
Thousands of asylum-seekers are suffering violent abuse, illegal push backs and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungary’s authorities and a system blatantly designed to deter them, said Amnesty in a new report.
15 Sep 2016 description
Fresh accounts gathered by Amnesty International from people in the area on the Syria-Jordan border, known as the berm, paint a desperate picture of human suffering.
16 Aug 2016 description
Renewed violence underscores the urgency of bringing to account those responsible for crimes under international law committed during South Sudan’s armed conflict, said Amnesty International and FIDH.
16 Aug 2016 description
Increased humanitarian assistance is urgently required to alleviate the suffering of millions of IDPs and to provide basic services to hundreds of thousands who are expected to be displaced by military operations.
03 Aug 2016 description
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty said the Australian government’s failure to address serious abuses appears to be a deliberate policy to deter further asylum seekers from arriving by boat.
28 Jul 2016 description
A new report by Amnesty International reveals the true horror suffered by civilians in Leer County, Unity State, between August and December 2015.