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Amnesty’s push to legalize prostitution faces strong opposition

by Michael Gryboski

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—An organization dedicated to stopping sexual exploitation has denounced Amnesty International’s recent decision to support the decriminalization of prostitution.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has called Amnesty’s recently approved resolution “irresponsible” and contrary to the global organization’s fundamental human rights goals.

Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, said a in statement that Amnesty “has failed to remain true to its mission of ‘preventing and ending grave abuses.’” CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>

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Amnesty International: African leaders must not be immune

Newscast Media LONDON—Amnesty International has written to the African Union
Summit discouraging the granting of immunity to African heads of state who have
committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Amnesty argues that
such a move will completely undermine the integrity of the African Court of Justice
and Human Rights, even before it becomes operational.

In an open letter Amnesty International called on African Union (AU) heads of state
and government meeting in Equatorial Guinea this week not to adopt a proposed
amendment which would grant immunity from prosecution to sitting government
leaders and senior officials in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.


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