Amnesty International and the use of violence

an explanatory note.

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  An extensive new report released Tuesday morning by human rights group Amnesty International finds that between May 26 and June 5, local, state, and federal law enforcement officials in 40 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. committed more than separate acts of violence against demonstrators who gathered in the streets en masse to protest the police killing of George Floyd. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is one of many country sections that make up Amnesty International worldwide.. Amnesty International is an organization of more than 7 million supporters, activists and volunteers in over countries, with complete independence from government, corporate or national interests. Amnesty International works to protect human rights worldwide.   Amnesty International says it has documented dozens of injuries caused by rubber bullets, as well as one death. Its report includes witness testimony that 24 .   In a new report, Amnesty documented a series of arbitrary arrests and retaliatory violence against pro-democracy protesters held in custody, some of which, it said, amounted to torture.

  The hearing is a follow-up to Amnesty International’s testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Bogotá, Colombia in . Every year, nearly 1, people are killed by police in the US. Last year was no exception, the Washington Post’s Fatal Force database cites people were shot and killed by police in Among these killings, Black and Latinx people are overrepresented, with black people being killed at more than twice the rate of white utmost obligation of police is to respect and preserve. #EndSARS: At least 10 Nigerians killed in nationwide protests – Amnesty International The group attributed the fatalities to the wave of violence and use of lethal force by the Nigerian police. News Amnesty: Iranian security forces committed human rights violations amid protests. Dozens of demonstrators were arbitrarily arrested and abused, according to an Amnesty International report.

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; 22 cm. Subject headings Civil rights. Political prisoners. Violence. ISBN Amnesty International’s detailed guidelines on the use of force by law enforcement set out clearly how police and other security forces around the world can improve their laws, policies and practices.

Some of the key recommendations are: The power of the police to resort to the use of force and firearms must be adequately regulated by law. Amnesty International is built on the idea that people coming together against injustice can be a game-changer.

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and around the world, Amnesty activists work to. Amnesty International has documented separate examples of police violence against protesters in 40 states and the District of Columbia between 26 May and 5 Junea period when hundreds of thousands of people in the USA and other countries protested against racism and police violence and to demand that Black lives matter.

Amnesty International has documented separate incidents of police violence against protesters in 40 states and the District of Columbia between 26 May and 5 June These acts of excessive force were committed by members of state and local police departments, as well as by National Guard troops and security force personnel from several.

We at Amnesty International have been focusing our work on domestic gun reform and gun violence prevention by campaigning for regulations on firearm use and possession. We support the establishment of evidence-based violence reduction programmes in communities where there is a persistently high level of firearms violence.

In this book, Amnesty International documents a serious pattern of police abuse and misconduct including: profiling and discriminatory enforcement of certain laws and ordinances against LGBT people; sexual, physical and verbal abuse, including incidents constituting torture or ill-treatment; and, failure to respond or inappropriate response to.

Amnesty International today launches the world’s biggest human rights campaign, Write for Rights, calling on governments to put right injustices against individuals who are detained or persecuted in countries across. The report also said that “Amnesty International further believes that all persons arrested in connection with political activities – including those involving the deliberate use of violence.

Ross, who wrote the book Against the Fascist Creep and contributed to a damning Amnesty International report which found police had frequently failed to “prohibit and prevent threats of violence. Amnesty International (also referred to as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human organization says it has more than seven million members and supporters around the world.

The stated mission of the organization is to campaign for "a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust.

A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales () and a charity registered in England and Wales () and Scotland (SC).

Amnesty International United Kingdom Section. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (). Amnesty International documented incidents of police violence against protesters across 40 states in less than two weeks.

Our government leaders have also failed to keep our communities safe from violence by quashing the right to peacefully dissent, and not condemning armed hate and white supremacy groups. Join Amnesty International USA’s Defend Freedom Campaign to demand that all levels of the U.S.

government—including President Trump and his administration, Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators, city councils and law enforcement officers—respect, protect.

With less than a month away from Election Day -- and millions of Americans already early voting -- the widespread presence of guns at polling places, as well as armed groups aiming to intimidate voters, is a grave threat to our human right to participate in political processes free from discrimination and violence.

Amnesty International Handbook by Amnesty International (6 times) Like Water on Stone: The Story of Amnesty International by Jonathan Power (6 times) Israel and the Occupied Territories: Torture and ill-treatment of political detainees by Amnesty International (5 times).

Explore Amnesty's extensive library of human rights news, blogs, films and reports from across the world. In the last week alone, Facebook saw a 45% increase in violence and incitement trends.

Amnesty International is calling on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to prohibit such content in line with international human rights law. Amnesty International has documented separate examples of police violence against protesters in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 26 and June 5,a period when hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S.

and around the world protested against racism and police violence and to demand that Black lives matter. The analysis shows that law enforcement consistently violated.

— Amnesty International Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) Octo U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement Wednesday that "while the number of casualties of yesterday's shooting at the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos is still not clear, there is little doubt that this was a case of excessive use of force.

In October of last year, Amnesty International testified before the U.S. Congress on the “ongoing arbitrary detentions, use of excessive force/torture and silencing of dissenting voices” in.

Amnesty International Report /18 ix PREFACE The Amnesty International Report /18 shines a light on the state of the world’s human rights during The foreword, five regional overviews and a survey of countries and territories from all regions document the. A member of Amnesty International attends a demonstration outside the El Salvador embassy in Mexico City,in support of a year-old Salvadoran woman identified as Beatriz, who is seeking an abortion.

| REUTERS/Henry Romero The human rights advocacy group Amnesty International is facing criticism over its revised policy expressing support for unrestricted. New Delhi: New Delhi: Following a move by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to freeze its bank accounts over alleged charges of money laundering, global NGO Amnesty International (AI) India has decided to shut its operations in the country.

The organisation has called the move a “witch-hunt of human-right activists by the government, and a crackdown on dissent”. Amnesty International says it has documented separate instances of violence against protesters for racial justice in the U.S.

over an day period earlier this summer. International standards on the use of force stipulate that they should only be used when strictly necessary and provided clear warning is given, in situations of widespread violence in order to disperse a crowd when all other means have failed to contain the violence.

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Amnesty International is calling for change. We have developed a framework and criteria, based on obligations under international human rights law, through which the USA and other countries and states can comply with their duties to protect human rights being impacted by gun violence.Having analyzed the images of the 21 November protests, which demonstrate that the National Civil Police (PNC) used excessive force against demonstrators and bystanders, Amnesty International is calling upon the Guatemalan authorities to thoroughly investigate the human rights violations perpetrated in the context of the country’s recent protests.

“The police repression of the 21 November.Criticism of Amnesty International (AI) includes claims of selection bias, as well as ideology and foreign policy bias against either non-Western countries or Western-supported ments that have criticised AI include those of Israel, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Vietnam, Russia, Chile and the United States, which have complained about Amnesty International for.