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ICC issues arrest warrant for Sudanese President al Bashir

4 March 2009

Sudanese authorities have a legal obligation to arrest President al Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed during the conf

Video: The women of Kibera in Kenya

4 March 2009

For women living in one of the largest slums in the world, life can be devastating.

Macao national security law threatens human rights

2 March 2009

The law, which covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion and treason against the Central People's Government of China, is open to potential misuse.

Tribunal for Hariri killing insufficient if other abuses in Lebanon not addressed

2 March 2009

With its narrow mandate, the tribunal will do nothing to address the enormous number of other grave human rights abuses committed in Lebanon in recent decades.

Egyptian family threatened by police for complaining of torture

27 February 2009

Mona Said Thabet, her husband Yasser Naguib Mahran and their three children have been the targets of a campaign of harassment and intimidation.

Kurdish women's rights activist released in Iran

27 February 2009

Kurdish student Hana Abdi was released from prison on Thursday after spending nearly 16 months in detention.

Pakistan fails to come clean on secret detentions

25 February 2009

Pakistan's new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be held secretly by the government.

Binyam Mohamed released from Guantánamo

24 February 2009

UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.

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