Mexico: Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women 2018

Index number: AMR 41/8465/2018. Amnesty International prepared the following submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women prior to its review of the Ninth Periodic Report submitted by Mexico under Article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. This document sets out Amnesty International’s concerns regarding the Mexican state’s failure to comply with the Concluding observations of the Committee on the combined seventh and eighth periodic reports in relation to violence against women.


The Growth of the Radical Right in Nordic Countries: Observations from the Past 20 Years

Though hardly new to most Nordic countries, radical-right parties have grown in popular support and political power in recent years. This report analyzes the role immigration has played in their rise and recent electoral fortunes in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It also examines the strategies other parties have adopted in an attempt to limit their growth.

After the Storm: Learning from the EU Response to the Migration Crisis.

Much has changed since 2015, when irregular migration flows across the Mediterranean spiked, leaving EU and national policymakers scrambling to expand reception and registration capacity, coordinate aid and services, and manage onward movements across Europe. A great deal of learning and progress has taken place in areas such as information collection and sharing, coordination, leadership, and resourcing. Yet officials remain concerned that, should a new migration crisis arise, the European Union may still struggle to respond.


Trump’s Executive Order and the Flores Settlement Explained

In June, President Trump signed an Executive Order purporting to end the administration’s practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, but there is considerable uncertainty about how the Executive Order will operate in practice. At the heart of this issue is the Flores Settlement, which regulates the detention, release, and treatment of children in the custody of federal immigration authorities. Refugees International explains the implications of this settlement for the administration’s policy and looks at what’s next.


Informe CIE Aluche 2014-2017: “Más allá de la frontera de lo humano”

El informe está basado en el trabajo de SOS Racismo Madrid en el CIE de Aluche y hace un recorrido por el Centro entre los años 2014 hasta 2017. Este documento nos ayuda a comprender la evolución de los datos a lo largo del tiempo, así como la compleja política migratoria del Estado español y su constante transformación y adaptación al cambio. También, el informe analiza la validez del reglamento de funcionamiento y régimen interior de los centros de internamiento de extranjeros que entró en vigor en marzo de 2014, así como los avances y/o retrocesos en el respeto de los derechos humanos y en la reducción del sufrimiento provocado por estos espacios.

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Myanmar: “We will destroy everything” : Military responsibility for crimes against humanity in Rakhine State

Following the 25 August 2017 attacks on security posts by an armed group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the Myanmar military swept through Rohingya villages. Soldiers killed women, men, and children; raped and committed other sexual violence against women and girls; hauled men and boys to detention sites, where they tortured them; and burned homes, shops, and mosques across several hundred villages. The report examines in detail the military’s atrocities, which amount to crimes against humanity under international law. It also examines the command structure of the Myanmar military, and identifies 13 individuals against whom Amnesty International has gathered extensive, credible evidence of direct or command responsibility for crimes against humanity.


Cambodia’s Dirty Dozen. A Long History of Rights Abuses by Hun Sen’s Generals

This report spotlights 12 senior security officers who form the backbone of an abusive and authoritarian political regime. Each of these officers owes his high-ranking and lucrative position to political and personal connections with Hun Sen dating back two decades or more. Each has demonstrated a willingness to commit rights abuses on behalf of Hun Sen. Instead of serving the public, these officials have acted to protect the rule of Hun Sen, who has been in power for more than 33 years. Throughout their careers, they have served in government positions paying modest official salaries, yet they have amassed large amounts of unexplained wealth.


Averting War in Northern Somalia

Briefing Nº 141 / Africa. A border dispute between Puntland and Somaliland has descended into open war. Drawn-out fighting would be disastrous for northern Somalia and could spread southward, rejuvenating jihadist groups. The UN, along with neighbouring states, should urgently broker a ceasefire and press both sides to enter negotiations.