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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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Withdrawal of U.S. From WHO Strikes a Devastating Blow to Global Health
As the Trump administration officially begins taking steps to withdraw the USA from the World Health Organization (WHO), Sanhita Ambast, Amnesty International’s Advisor on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, said: “This is a reckless attempt to undermine the work of the World Health Organization...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Unlawful "Annexation" Plan for the Occupied West Bank Must be Stopped
The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
House Votes to Pass Justice in Policing Act; A Needed First Step in Police Reform
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. In response to the vote, Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, gave the following statement: “With today’s vote, the House has taken a bold first...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Amnesty International Documents Widespread Police Violence Against Protesters for Black Lives
Police across the U.S. committed widespread and egregious human rights violations against people protesting the unlawful killings of Black people and calling for police reform, Amnesty International said today, as it launched an interactive map of incidents of police violence and a new campaign...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
United States Supreme Court Upholds Immigrant Rights by Ruling Rescinded DACA Program As Unlawful
In response to the Supreme Court rejecting the Trump administration's attempt to end the DACA program, Charanya Krishnaswami, Advocacy Director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement: “Today, we celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling against these attempts to...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Trump's Executive Order on Policing Falls Flat on Accountability for the Taking of Black Lives
Responding to an Executive Order by United States President Donald J. Trump on policing, Kristina Roth, the Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, said: "President Trump’s Executive Order amounts to a band-aid for a bullet wound, and the public will not...
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Monday, June 15, 2020
Supreme Court Upholds Equality, Human Rights in LGBTQI Workplace Protections Case
In reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation, Tarah Demant, Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Program at Amnesty International USA,...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Attacks on the International Criminal Court Could Endanger NGO Workers
Responding to United States President Donald J. Trump's attack against the International Criminal Court, Daniel Balson, the advocacy director for Amnesty International USA said: "The Trump administration has a well-honed pattern of undermining and all-out assaults on multilateral institutions,...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Global Use of Tear Gas Fuels Police Abuses Share
The shadowy and poorly regulated global trade of tear gas is fueling police human rights violations against peaceful protesters on a global scale, Amnesty International said today as it launched a new resource analyzing the misuse of the riot control agent around the world. Tear Gas: An...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Wilson’s Nomination Is an Affront to Justice
Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “McConnell and Graham continue...
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