This story was originally published in Amnesty International.
2022 saw new, renewed and protracted conflicts that led to appalling tragedies. Some of them amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Across the world, authorities continued their heavy-handed repression of universal freedoms. Economic crises led to rocketing price rises for food and fuel and increased pressure on health and other social services. The most marginalized were hit the hardest, and inequality rose. Women, girls and LGBTI people faced gender-based violence and discrimination. The Amnesty International Report 2022/23 connects these issues at global and regional levels. It analyses the 2022 human rights situation in 156 countries and calls for action.