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Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

10 December 2008

Zimbabwe urged to end abductions of activists

10 December 2008

Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwe authorities to cease the persecution of human rights activists after five people were abducted in less than a week by

World musicians celebrate UDHR's 60th anniversary

10 December 2008

An all-star cast join together for The Price of Silence, a song and video calling for the world to renew its commitment to human rights.

Video: 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December 2008

Amnesty International has called on governments to make the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) a time for action not just for celeb

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

10 December 2008

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in figh

The race for ratification of landmark cluster bomb ban

9 December 2008

Four countries have ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions - which bans the production, stockpiling, use and export of cluster bombs. The treaty cannot take eff

Making human rights a reality

9 December 2008

Around the world, in every region, in every country, there are people who work tirelessly to make human rights a reality.

Human Rights Defender in Venezuela: José Luis Urbano

9 December 2008

José Luis Urbano is the president of the Foundation for the Defence of the Right to Education (Asociación Pro-Defensa del Derecho a la Educación

Human Rights Defender in Thailand: Somchai Homlaor

9 December 2008

A key figure in the defence of human rights in Thailand for 25 years, Somchai Homlaor is the President of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), an NGO that organizes

Human Rights Defender in Egypt: Ahmed Seif El-Islam

9 December 2008

Ahmed Seif El-Islam Hamad is one of the defence lawyers for 49 people who are being tried for alleged involvement in popular protests on 6 April 2008 in support of i

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