International News and Developments

  • CoE Commissioner for Human Rights: Challenges to human rights have intensified in Europe

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    The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today her annual activity report covering 2019. The…

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  • COVID-19 security measures no excuse for excessive use of force, say UN Special Rapporteurs

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    GENEVA (17 April 2020) – UN Human rights experts have expressed grave concern at the multiplication of accounts of…

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  • UN special rapporteur: “States responses to Covid 19 threat should not halt freedoms of assembly and association”

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    GENEVA (14 April 2020) – The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to human rights around the world. “I salute…

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  • Human Rights Committee 2nd Draft General Comment on the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

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    In November 2019, during its 127th session, the Human Rights Committee finalised its first reading of draft General Comment 37…

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  • Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) Report on Protest and Human Rights

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    In September 2019, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and its Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression…

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  • New technologies and their impact on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of assemblies: Submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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    In October, PHRP in collaboration with the Amnesty’s Law and Policy Programme and Tech Team, responded to a call for…

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    CERD Draft General recommendation on Preventing and Combating Racial Profiling

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    PHRP, in collaboration with colleagues from the Amnesty’s TechTeam and Law-and-Policy Programme, responded to a call for contribution by the…

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  • Amnesty-activisten tijdens Women's March in Amsterdam, 8 maart 2020

    Human Rights Committee publishes Draft General Comment on the Right to Peaceful Assembly

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    After a consultation process in which Amnesty International, including the PHRP team, participated, the Human Rights Committee published the first…

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  • IACHR Report on Police Violence Against Afro-descendants in the United States

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    In March 2019, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published a report on “Police Violence Against Afro-descendants in…

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  • Human Rights Council Resolution on human rights in peaceful protests

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    On 6th of July 2018, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution (A/HRC/RES/38/11) on the promotion and protection of…

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  • Caribbean Human Rights and Use of Force Model Policy published

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    In June 2018, the Caribbean Human Rights and Use of Force Model Policy was published as the final…

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  • Amnesty International calls on states to implement African Commission’s groundbreaking guidelines on policing assemblies

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    Amnesty International welcomes the powerful standards and practices set out in the Guidelines on Policing Assemblies adopted by…

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  • Council of Europe adopted a Resolution on Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

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    On 27th of May 2016, the Standing Committee acting on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe…

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  • African Commission General Comment on the Right to Life

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    African Commission General Comment on the Right to Life During its 57th ordinary session from 4th to 18th of November…

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