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Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests

New York, June 16, 2018 – Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to...

European Parliament: Reception conditions for asylum-seekers agreed between MEPs and Council

June 14, 2018 - Asylum-seekers will get access to the EU labour market more quickly, under an informal deal between EP and EU Ministers,...

General Assembly adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians, deploring Israel’s ‘excessive’ use of...

June 13, 2018 - In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for...

Report: G20 countries set to invest over $1.6 trillion in ‘fossil gas,’ jeopardizing Paris...

BARILOCHE, Argentina, June 12, 2018 — As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas...

Italy/Malta: Forcing Aquarius to Valencia undermines search and rescue system and sets deadly precedent

June 12, 2018 - As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius, heads to the Spanish port of Valencia, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s...

Italy/Malta: Stranded refugees and migrants must be immediately allowed to dock, says Amnesty

July 11, 2018 -  As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius remains stranded between Malta and Sicily with 629 people aboard including 123...

First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

June 11, 2018 - The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is...

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Causes of 12 Wildfires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake,...

Sacramento June 8, 2018 - After extensive and thorough investigations, CAL FIRE investigators have determined that 12 Northern California wildfires in the October 2017...

Global Fishing Watch: Close encounters of the fishy kind

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2018 - To mark World Ocean Day, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has increased ocean transparency by releasing the first-ever 'live'...

Canada’s Parliament Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition

June 8, 2018 - Canada moved another step closer to ending its prohibition of marijuana on Thursday when the Senate approved legislation to legalize...

Oceana Launches New Science Advisors Initiative for its Campaign to Save the Oceans and...

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2018 – To mark World Oceans Day, Oceana announced today the launch of its Oceana Science Advisors (OSA) initiative to...

DPRK should release political prisoners ahead of summit with US – UN expert

June 7, 2018 - The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should begin to release political prisoners ahead of denuclearization talks with the United...

WFP Launches Food Assistance for Ebola-affected People in Democratic Republic of Congo

MBANDAKA June 7, 2018 - Distributions of World Food Programme rations have begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Ebola-hit Equateur Province as...

Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

June 7, 2018 - Important new research released ahead of World Oceans Day exposes the widespread practice of killing aquatic mammals such as dolphins,...

Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at Inter-American Development Bank

Washington, D.C. June 5, 2018 - Communities affected by the construction of the Hidroituango dam in Antioquia, Colombia, filed a complaint with the Independent...

Economic models significantly underestimate climate change risks

June 4, 2018 - Policymakers are being misinformed by the results of economic models that underestimate the future risks of climate change impacts, according...

Denmark: Face veil ban a discriminatory violation of women’s rights

May 31, 2018 - Following today’s vote by Denmark’s parliament to ban the wearing of face coverings in public, Amnesty International’s Europe Director Gauri...

Lithuania/Romania: Ruling Highlights CIA Torture Complicity

Paris, May 31, 2018 – The European Court of Human Rights on May 31, 2018, issued two key judgments that underscore the ongoing impunity...

UN experts decry Israel plan to demolish Bedouin homes near Jerusalem

GENEVA, May 31, 2018 -  UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about an Israeli court’s decision on 24 May to uphold a...

Hungary: Bill Makes Aiding Migrants a Crime

Budapest, May 31, 2018 – A revised draft bill published by the Hungarian government on May 29, 2018, would criminalize efforts to help migrants...