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Call for action on World Refugee Day 20 June

20 June 2008

In this, the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on World Refugee Day, Amnesty International calls on states to reaffirm everyo

Time for Spain to deliver on human rights

20 June 2008

Amnesty International has made public the human rights agenda for the Spanish government’s second term, presented a review of progress to date and made a numbe

Economic, social and cultural rights strengthened

19 June 2008

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a new legal instrument to strengthen the protection of economic, social and cultural rights.

Time for real change as Supreme Court rules on Guantánamo detentions

18 June 2008

On the 12 June 2008 the US Supreme Court  recognized, in the case of Boumediene v.Bush, the right of those detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to challenge

Visit to Canary Islands appeals for respect for rights of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers

16 June 2008

Amnesty International's Secretary General, Irene Khan, is leading a mission to Spain to meet with government officials, human rights organizations, survivors of human

Women’s Rights Activists arrested in peaceful solidarity demonstrations in Iran

16 June 2008

Nine women attempting to take part in a small, peaceful seminar to commemorate a day of solidarity with Iranian women were arrested in Tehran on Thursday.

Video: Murat Kurnaz, former detainee at Guantánamo and Afghanistan

16 June 2008

Murat Kurnaz was detained in Afghanistan and Guantánamo without charge or trial for nearly five years.

Iraqi refugees facing desperate situation

15 June 2008

Iraq's refugee crisis is worsening, while the international community fails to respond in a meaningful way.

Egypt continues to deport Eritrean asylum-seekers

13 June 2008

Reports indicate that the Egyptian authorities have deported some 700 Eritrean asylum-seekers to Massawa in Eritrea, on special daily Egypt Air flights from Aswan In

UK MPs vote to extend pre-charge detention

11 June 2008

UK Members of Parliament have voted to extend yet further the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terror suspects.

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