Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws and treaties. Yet in America, guns kill more than 30,000 men, women and children every single year.
WATCH LIVE: Human Rights Implications of Protecting People on the Move in the Americas Migration from Central America to the U.S. is not a new phenomenon, however the reasons, or push factors that are causing people to migrate or flee … Please continue reading.
2015 has seen the worst refugee crisis in recent history with over 19.5 million refugees across the globe. Unprecedented numbers of refugees have arrived on Europe’s shores, while countries in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa continue to … Please continue reading.
REFUGEES IN THE REGION More than 4 million refugees from Syria (95%) are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt: Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in … Please continue reading.
Despite more than 100 days of heavy fighting, the impoverished country of Yemen is facing a humanitarian crisis that you most likely haven’t heard of.
By Robin Guittard, Caribbean Campaigner at Amnesty International Maritza is a typical young Dominican woman. At 26, she has dreams and hopes like any of her compatriots. She’d like to study and provide a better life for her little girl. … Please continue reading.
While this imagery has an historic element to it, world leaders are not entitled to a sense of relief that many of those displaced on Mount Sinjar have now moved on elsewhere.
There has been a crackdown on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly and a sharp increase in politicized violence in Burundi linked to the ruling party.
Violence is a predominant factor in what has become a forced displacement situation. Yet Obama continues to assert that the government will return the overwhelming majority of these children.
The Iraqi government’s abysmal human rights record is widely seen as a big factor in widespread popular discontent.