Amnesty International Canada

Human Rights in the News: Dec 12-19, 2016


  1. Crisis in Aleppo

  2. Amnesty calls for safe passage for civilians as Aleppo falls amid reports of mass executions

  3. Amnesty's Human Rights Report Card for Canada

  4. Assessment checks progress against Amnesty's 2016 human rights agenda for Canada. Despite progress, still much room for improvement.

  5. "Scorched Earth" Campaign against Rohingya in Myanmar

  6. New Amnesty International report finds Myanmar security forces responsible for unlawful killings, rapes burning of entire villages in a campaign of violence against Rohingya people that may amount to crimes against humanity

  7. Amnesty International Canada Media Award winners announced

  8. Armoured vehicle sales, forgotten residential school survivors, Bangladeshi climate refugees and Tanzanian girls fleeing FGM are among the human rights issues covered in the winning entries.