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Algerian human rights lawyer convicted for denouncing violations

26 November 2008

The Court of Appeals in Algiers upheld the conviction of a prominent human rights lawyer, Amine Sidhoum, on Wednesday.

Europe unites against Roma discrimination

26 November 2008

An innovative two-day meeting in London – organised by Amnesty International – has brought together Roma and human rights activists from across Europe.

Neither violence against women nor poverty are inevitable

25 November 2008

Irene Khan, Amnesty International writes about the links between violence against women and poverty to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Again

Colombia's 'Victims Law' is discriminatory

25 November 2008

A draft law in Colombia aiming to grant reparation to victims of the country's 40-year conflict has been called "discriminatory" by Amnesty International.

Political violence in Nicaragua out of control

24 November 2008

Clashes between supporters of the government party and those of the opposition, have been fuelled by accusations of fraud and vote rigging during this month's election

Malaysian activist acquitted after 12 years of legal battles

24 November 2008

The Kuala Lumpur High Court acquitted a prominent migrant workers' rights activist on Monday.

Tireless witness to state killing

21 November 2008

An interview with Sister Prejean, Roman Catholic nun, formidable campaigner against the death penalty and author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Dead Man Walking

Zimbabwe's health system in chaos

21 November 2008

As political parties argue between themselves, an outbreak of cholera is affecting nine out of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. Major hospitals are failing to provide medica

Bolivia's constitution – civil conflict and social progress

21 November 2008

If passed, President Evo Morales' new constitution will represent the most significant advancement of economic, social and cultural rights the country has seen in ma

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