Amnesty International

Research report

7 Feb 2017

At Saydnaya Military Prison, the Syrian authorities have quietly and methodically organized the killing of thousands of people in their custody. Amnesty International’s research shows that the murder, torture, enforced disappearance and extermination, carried out at Saydnaya since 2011, has been perpetrated as part of...

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17 Oct 2016

The current policy of the Australian Government is that no person who arrives in the country by boat seeking asylum can ever settle in Australia. Instead, anyone who arrives by boat is forcibly taken to offshore 'Refugee Processing Centres,' one of which is on the...

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23 Feb 2016

The Amnesty International Report 2015/16 documents the state of human rights in 160 countries and territories during 2015. In many regions, large numbers of refugees were on the move against a backdrop of conflict and repression. Torture and the failure to uphold sexual and reproductive...

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15 Jun 2015

Explores the startling suffering of millions of refugees, from Lebanon to Kenya, the Andaman Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and calls for a radical change in the way the world deals with refugees.

Summary In the past two years, the world has witnessed...

Research report

2 Jun 2015

Executive summary

Children are vital to any community. Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Indigenous children, like children everywhere, have the right to ‘develop their personalities, abilities and talents to the fullest potential, to grow up in an environment of...

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25 Feb 2015

The Amnesty International Report 2014/15 documents the state of the world’s human rights during 2014. Some key events from 2013 are also reported.

The foreword, five regional overviews and survey of 160 countries and territories bear witness to the suffering endured by many, whether...

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23 May 2014

Summary: This survey of more than 21,000 people in 21 countries across every continent reveals that nearly half of respondents fear torture if taken into custody. The findings detailed in this document also show, for example, that the vast majority of respondents believe there...

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12 May 2014

Abstract: There appears to have been little or no effort by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments to address the recommendations in Amnesty International’s December 2013 report, This is Breaking People . The primary concerns around arbitrary and indefinite detention and lack of...

Research report

11 Dec 2013

This report argues that asylum seekers detained at Australia's asylum seeker processing centre on Manus Island experience degrading conditions and serious human rights violations.

Introduction and summary

Fleeing war, chilling acts of torture, threats of death, or profound discrimination, many asylum seekers...

Research report

23 Feb 2012

The findings of these visits to detention centres by Amnesty International is that indefinite and prolonged detention of asylum seekers in Australia is a failed policy that contravenes human rights standards.

The most serious and damaging conditions faced by asylum seekers in immigration detention...

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