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Celebrating the human rights wins of 2023

Although human rights are being gravely undermined in numerous countries across the world, Amnesty International’s supporters and activists have shown that change is always possible. Saving lives, changing laws and protecting human rights – Amnesty International has been busy racking up the wins...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PREAMBLE Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged...

Authorities must thoroughly investigate sickening attack on Catholic mass

Media Quote Responding to reports that at least four people were killed and dozens wounded after an explosion at a Catholic mass in the southern Philippine city of Marawi on 3 December, Amnesty International Philippines Researcher Jerrie Abella said: “The sickening bomb attack at a university in...

Generation 2048: time to resist, disrupt and transform

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Born from the ashes of World War II under the shadow of the very worst of humanity, the UDHR held out the promise of a global framework for justice and the recognition of ‘equal and inalienable rights’ for all....

Human rights defenders and health workers who face widespread abuse and criminalization for defending the right to abortion must be better protected

Press Release People who are defending the right to abortion and providing essential services are being stigmatized, intimidated, attacked and subjected to unjust prosecutions, making their work increasingly difficult and dangerous to carry out, said Amnesty International in a new report out today....