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Authorities must immediately repeal repressive new criminal laws

As three new criminal laws, Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhinayam (BSA), come into effect today replacing three British-era laws in India, Aakar Patel, chair of board at Amnesty International India said: “The provisions of the amendments to and overhaul of the criminal laws in India would Weiterlesen

Growing Concerns on the Misuse of FATF standards to Target Civil Society

Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders are gravely concerned about the growing instances of misuse of counter-terrorism laws in India to target civil society actors. Ahead of the sixth Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary when the FATF Member States, Secretariat and leadership are meeting to review India’s Mutual Evaluation Report (MER), we urge them Weiterlesen

Use of Entity Resolution in India: Shining a light on how new forms of automation can deny people access to welfare

In January 2024, Al-Jazeera published an investigation that documented how people had lost access to crucial social protection schemes in the state of Telangana, India, after the introduction of Samagra Vedika, a digitalized system for welfare delivery being used by the Government of Telangana.The system is deployed by the state government to collate data on Weiterlesen

New technologies in automated social protection systems can threaten human rights

Governments must ensure automated social protection systems are fit for purpose and do not prevent people eligible for welfare from receiving it, Amnesty International said today as it published a technical explainer on the underlying technology behind Samagra Vedika, an algorithmic system that has been used in India’s Telangana state since 2016. India/Global: New technologies Weiterlesen

Dow shareholders must help ensure justice for victims of Bhopal disaster

Amnesty International is urging shareholders in the US-based Dow to consider withdrawing their investment from the chemicals company if it fails to rapidly meet its human rights responsibilities towards the more than 500,000 people still suffering from the Bhopal disaster, one of the world’s worst industrial incidents. Zum Statement: Dow shareholders must help ensure justice Weiterlesen

Bhopal: 40 Years of Injustice

December 2024 marks 40 years since the Bhopal gas leak disaster in Madhya Pradesh state, India. This was one of the worst industrial catastrophes and corporate negligence cases in living memory. This report provides an update on the situation of Bhopal survivors since 2014, when Amnesty last reported comprehensively on the case. Zum Bericht: Bhopal: Weiterlesen