The facial recognition surveillance system violates Palestinians’ human rights to freedom of movement and privacy, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Tag: Amnesty International
Amnesty Calls for ‘Social Protection’ Rather Than Social Repression
Amnesty lamented that governments have turned to “repression and unnecessary and excessive use of force” against struggling demonstrators instead of addressing their core concerns, such as high food prices and paltry wages.
ICC Criticized for Neglecting Probe of Israeli War Crimes
Rights groups are criticizing inaction by the ICC prosecutor in a year when more than 200 Palestinians, including many children, were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Israeli Court Extends Solitary Confinement of Ahmad Manasra
Several human rights groups condemned the verdict. Amnesty said it is cruel and legitimizes torture.
Pressure Mounts on Patel Over Assange Decision
The British home secretary is under pressure as she’s about to decide whether to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
UK Enables Cameroon’s Abusive Dictatorship
British soldiers are assisting military forces accused of torture, executing children and burning buildings, Phil Miller reports.
Palestinians Condemn New Israeli Surveillance Revelations
Activists from groups recently designated “terrorist organizations” responded to news that their phones were hacked with Pegasus spyware.
Denouncing Israel’s Crackdown on Palestinian Rights Groups
U.S.-based social justice groups tell Antony Blinken that smearing human-rights promotion as “terrorist” is a well-worn tactic of authoritarian regimes.
Biden’s Broken Vow Against ‘Blank Check’ for Egypt
Critics decry the White House’s decision to release millions in aid that is supposed to be subject to human-rights conditions.
COVID-19: What Does UN Chief’s Call for Ceasefire Mean for Countries in Conflict?
Samira Sadeque reports on the complications of enforcing a ceasefire in the middle of a pandemic.