Debate around Amnesty International’s proposal to decriminalize prostitution


Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, explained that “[s]ex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances faces constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse. Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue.”

The Human Rights Council puts pressure on Eritrea to reform and respect human rights


This 500-page report described the plight of Eritrean citizens who are subjected to “a state that rules through fear and a vast security network that reaches into every level of society”. Denouncing the impunity of the Eritrean government, the commission called on the Human Rights Council to closely monitor human rights violations which may constitute crimes against humanity.

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