Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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Monday, September 28, 2020
Palantir Technologies Contracts Raise Human Rights Concerns Before NYSE Direct Listing
In advance of the direct listing of Palantir Technologies, Inc. on the New York Stock Exchange on September 29, Amnesty International released today a new briefing, Failing to Do Right: The Urgent Need for Palantir to Respect Human Rights , where the organization concludes that Palantir is failing...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Breonna Taylor Case Underscores Need for Real Police Reform
Responding to the decision in the Breonna Taylor case today, Kristina Roth, the Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, said: “Breonna Taylor’s death is a tragedy. She was asleep in her bed when the police busted down her door and recklessly opened fire,...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Amnesty International USA Issues Rare Call for a Halt on Chad Wolf Nomination
Amnesty International USA today called for a halt on the nomination of Chad Wolf to serve as Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, unless and until all information relevant to Wolf’s involvement in human rights violations—including the family separations policy—is fully and thoroughly...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Twitter Still Failing Women Over Online Violence and Abuse
Twitter is still not doing enough to protect women from online violence and abuse, despite repeated promises to do so, new analysis by Amnesty International reveals. The Twitter Scorecard grades the social media company’s record on implementing a series of recommendations to tackle abuse against...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Reports of Forced Sterilization of Women in ICE Detention Deeply Alarming
Responding to reports that there have been hysterectomies performed on immigrant women detained in the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia, Denise Bell, Researcher on Refugee and Migrant Rights, said: The reports of hysterectomies performed on women detained in Irwin County without...
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Thursday, September 03, 2020
Use of Spit Hood in NY Case Illustrates Systemic Issues Within Police Force
Responding to news of the death of Daniel Prude, an unarmed Black man who died in Rochester, New York State in March after being hooded by police and held face down for two minutes following a call for help when he was in mental health crisis, Justin Mazzola, the deputy director of research at...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2020
U.S. Sanctions Against ICC Staff Creates Chilling Effect for International Justice
Responding to today's announcement of U.S. sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC), Daniel Balson, advocacy director at Amnesty International USA, said: The Trump administration's decision to enact sanctions against senior ICC staff is another brazen attack against international...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Advocates Call for ICE Not to Deport a Pastor to Dangerous, Deadly Conditions
Advocates were informed today that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will deport Pastor Steven Tendo, a Ugandan asylum-seeker who faced torture for his human rights and electoral activism, back to his home country where he could face persecution, torture, attack, or death. Pastor Steven has...
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Monday, August 31, 2020
Human Rights Organizations Urge Court to Safeguard Children’s Rights and Family Unity
As the United States District Court for the Central District of California prepares to hear arguments on September 4 in the case of Flores v. Barr on the enforcement of the Flores Settlement Agreement during COVID-19, international human rights organizations Amnesty International USA and Human...
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Friday, August 28, 2020
Amnesty International USA Joins March on Washington’s Call for Police Reform and Justice for Black Lives
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) and its members will join the historic 2020 March on Washington to demand an end to the killings of Black people by the police and systemic reform to root out racism and radically change our approach to law enforcement. AIUSA actively supported the passage of the...
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