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Israel/Gaza conflict: Q & A

What does Amnesty International think of the resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council on 23 July? What should happen next? Amnesty International welcomes resolution S-21/1 to establish a commission of inquiry and notes that the wording allows...

Israel/Gaza: Attacks on medical facilities and civilians

Press Release
21 July 2014
The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in several areas of the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of possible war crimes that demand an urgent independent...

Five torture myths debunked

Torture is mainly used against terror suspects and during war  Amnesty International research shows that torture and other ill-treatment continue to be an issue in many countries facing real or perceived national security threats, including terrorism. However, the focus on...
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Time for President Aquino to tackle the Philippines’ dirty, open secret

This Monday, President Benigno Aquino delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address. The address focused on the government’s achievements on good governance and the promise of a “righteous path”, or...

‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe’ – A snapshot of life under the bombs

Interview with a human rights fieldworker in Gaza This morning as I brushed my teeth I could hear the familiar buzzing of a drone circling above our building. I ignored the...

Torture – An unnecessary evil

26 June 2014

As conflicts rage across the globe, torture is being deployed on an industrial scale. For five decades, Amnesty International has led the charge against the abuse worldwide -...

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