• U.N. fact-finders: Prosecute Myanmar military leaders for genocide

    U.N. fact-finders: Prosecute Myanmar military leaders for genocide

    • Aug 27, 2018

    A U.N. fact-finding mission said senior military officials in Myanmar must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.

  • In Argentina’s religious freedom row, politics makes strange bedfellows

    In Argentina’s religious freedom row, politics makes strange bedfellows

    • Jul 17, 2017

    A debate in the pope’s native Argentina over a proposed religious freedom law offers a classic illustration of the maxim that “politics makes strange bedfellows,” with both deeply conservative Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer of La Plata and Amnesty International opposing it — Aguer because he thinks it would make other religions equal to Catholicism, Amnesty because they fear a loss of sexual freedom.

  • Churches, NGOs take Canada to court over refugee pact with U.S.

    Churches, NGOs take Canada to court over refugee pact with U.S.

    • Jul 10, 2017

    The largest churches in Canada are combining with other groups such as Amnesty International Canada to challenge the agreement between Canada and the United States in the way refugees are handled in Canada. Due to the actions of the Trump administration, these groups now argue that people should not have to apply for refugee status in the U.S. before applying in Canada as it is no longer a safe system.