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Obama - a chance to build respect for human rights

28 January 2009

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.

Attacks on ambulance workers in Gaza

28 January 2009

Emergency medical rescue workers, including doctors, paramedics and ambulance drivers, have repeatedly come under fire from Israeli forces in the Gaza conflict while c

Civilians trapped by Sri Lanka conflict

28 January 2009

More than 300,000 civilians are now trapped in the north-eastern part of Sri Lanka as the fighting between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the army intensifies.

Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians

27 January 2009

An anti-personnel weapon designed to penetrate dense vegetation, flechettes should never be used in built-up civilian areas.

Hundreds left homeless in Cambodia after forced eviction

27 January 2009

Cambodian security forces and demolition workers carried out the evictions of 152 families from Dey Kraham community in the early hours of Saturday.

Human rights activist assassinated in Brazil

27 January 2009

The vice-president of the Workers' Party in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and human rights activist was assassinated on Saturday.

EU ministers urged to help close Guantánamo

26 January 2009

A coalition of human rights organizations is calling on EU foreign ministers to help by offering humanitarian protection to detainees at risk of torture or other seri

Israel must disclose weapons used in Gaza

26 January 2009

Disclosure of weapons and munitions used by the Israeli armed forces, would mean that medical staff were better equipped to treat victims of the three week military ca

Gaza returning to 'normality' in the face of destruction and anxiety

26 January 2009

As people try to put their lives back together, the threat of renewed conflict is all too real. The ceasefire has now officially run out, and there is anxiety about

Israeli soldiers leave Gaza homes in devastated condition

23 January 2009

Houses have been looted, vandalized and desecrated. Israeli soldiers have left behind not only mounds of litter and excrement but ammunition and other military equipme

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