Tag Archives: discrimination

Time to stop criminalizing beliefs in Indonesia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Indonesia has come a long way on human rights since the end of the Suharto era. But despite the progress, there have been some serious setbacks over … Continue reading

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Young, Black, Alive – Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate

By Atila Roque, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week, many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury’s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young black man … Continue reading

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Racism, segregation, and rejection: The reality for Romani children in the Czech Republic

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office My colleagues recently told me about a young girl Jana* whom they had met. She told them of how she had been called ‘black mouth’, been told she ‘looked disgusting’, and … Continue reading

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Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher/campaigner and Olof Blomqvist, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific press officer The authorities in Nay Pyi Taw are steering the former authoritarian pariah state to open engagement with the world. Well, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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National sovereignty vs human rights?

By Robin Guittard, Amnesty International Campaigner on the Caribbean. Faced with an Inter-American Court of Human Rights decision that recognized the suffering of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants, the only response that the Dominican Republic could … Continue reading

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