Justice In Sri Lanka
Victims of human rights violations in Sri Lanka have been denied access to justice.
Victims of human rights violations in Sri Lanka have been denied access to justice and redress, even as new and serious violations continue to be reported.
Justice for survivors of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh
8 September marks the fourth anniversary of the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar & Shamli districts in Uttar Pradesh. In less than 3 days, over 60 people were killed in the clashes, and tens of thousands of Muslim families from about 140 villages were forced to ﬂee their homes and take shelter in relief camps. Four years later, the survivors of the riots are still trying to rebuild their lives.
Access to Justice in Jammu & Kashmir
Ending impunity for human rights abuses
Impunity for human rights abuses is a long-standing problem in Jammu and Kashmir. Abuses by security force personnel and armed groups, including unlawful killings, rape and disappearances, have often gone uninvestigated and unpunished.
Justice for the survivors of the 1984 Sikh massacre
Justice for the survivors of 1984
In November 1984, at least 3000 Sikh men, women and children were killed, mainly in Delhi, over the course of four days of killing and looting that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Amnesty International was one of the first strong international condemning voice when the massacre took place in 1984. We have worked towards ensuring that victims of 1984 Sikh massacre are able to access justice.
Individuals At Risk
Standing up for justice for everyone, everywhere
Our Individuals at Risk team conducts research and runs campaigns to raise awareness about prisoners who have been tortured, communities who have been forcibly evicted, writers and artists whose expression has been unfairly restricted, and other people whose rights are at imminent risk.
Gender Based Violence
Standing together to end gender based violence
Violence against women and girls in India is widespread. Despite some progressive legislative measures in recent years, brought about due to pressure from women’s rights movements, the media and public campaigns, many women continue to experience discrimination and violence in their everyday lives.
Human Rights Education
Empowering people to know and claim their rights
The Human Rights Education (HRE) programme aims to create a rights-respecting society in India by promoting the values and principles of human rights in communities.
We do this by engaging with formal education systems – especially those that focus on children and young people – to bring human rights into everyday life. Currently, we work with schools, colleges, students, teachers and educational systems by providing training, activity kits and platforms through which young people can come together to learn and take action on human rights issues important to them.
Business and Human Rights
Protecting indigenous rights in central India
Adivasis, indigenous communities in India, constitute about 8% of India’s population. They rely on their lands and forests for their livelihoods. Coal mining and other business activities have unlawfully displaced hundreds of Adivasi people in central India. We are standing up for their rights.
Reducing Excessive Pretrial Detention
Punished before being proven guilty
Around 280,000 Indians are being held in prison awaiting or undergoing trial. Undertrials are among the most vulnerable sections of the prison population – they are prevented from contributing to the preparation of their defense, face the risk of physical and psychological abuse and even torture, and often suffer from health problems caused by overcrowding.
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