Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

The joint submission calls on governments across Australia to take immediate action to reduce the number of people held in places of detention.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Cambodia engulfed in a human rights crisis?

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison wants refugees on Nauru sent to Cambodia, but Human rights lawyer David Manne claims independent evidence shows Cambodia is in no position to resettle refugees.
Working paper

The Rohingya response in Bangladesh and the Global Compact on Refugees

This report explores how far the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) – adopted by 181 UN Member States, including Bangladesh, in December 2018 – has informed the response to the Rohingya crisis.
Discussion paper

Rights and attitudes: issues paper

This issues paper looks at the awareness and recognition of the rights of people with disability. The Commission wants to learn more about the level of awareness that people with disability, and the wider community, have about the rights of people with disability.
Position paper

Responses to COVID-19 pandemic must not ignore the climate crisis

In this public statement, Amnesty International calls on governments to apply maximum efforts to tackle the climate crisis urgently based on their obligations in human rights law.

Human rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi: COVID-19 and alert level 4 in Aotearoa New Zealand

The New Zealand Government’s approach to COVID-19 has some significant shortcomings. This short report provides ten ‘snapshots’ of how the Level 4 lockdown impacted upon human rights and Te Tiriti. It is hoped New Zealand can learn from this experience as the country take steps...

"They are always watching"

The 2014 military coup marked the beginning of five years of tenacious efforts by the Thai authorities to silence the voices of human rights defenders, activists, journalists and opposition politicians, including online. This briefing draws from 18 interviews with human rights defenders, activists, politicians, lawyers...

Australia's human rights scorecard: joint NGO submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition

This report was written in collaboration with human rights experts across Australia, and it represents the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading NGOs on the current state of human rights in Australia and will inform the four yearly review of Australia’s human rights record by the...
Technical report

Technical note: COVID-19 and children deprived of their liberty

This report argues that lessons learned from previous outbreaks emphasise the need for States to accommodate increased child protection needs when devising and implementing their response plans to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 and human rights: guiding principles for New Zealand

Amnesty International has created this briefing on human rights principles for the Epidemic Response Committee and other decision-makers in the immediate and longer-term.