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Women in Mexico let down by failures in justice system

1 August 2008

Thousands of Mexican women who face violence in their homes are being put at risk of further abuse by a justice system that often fails to take their safety seriously.

Chinese authorities lift blocks on some websites

1 August 2008

Journalists based in Beijing have told Amnesty International that the organization's website together with several others have been unblocked in the Olympics media v

Olympics Countdown

30 July 2008

Amnesty International published a series of reports in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics detailing the human rights issues in China. 

Discrimination against Kurdish Iranians unchecked and on the rise

30 July 2008

A new Amnesty International report says that Iran's government is failing to protect its Kurdish citizens from human rights abuses.

IOC caves in to China's demands on internet censorship

30 July 2008

The International Olympic Committee has said that there won't be uncensored internet access at Olympic media venues.

Iran flies in face of global execution trend

29 July 2008

Amnesty International is appalled by the mass execution of 29 men in Tehran’s Evin Prison on 27 July 2008. Their deaths brought the number of executions carrie

Chinese authorities’ broken promises threaten Olympic legacy

28 July 2008

As the Olympic Games begin, Amnesty International's report shows that the Chinese authorities have broken their promise to improve the country’s human rights sit

Amnesty International website blocked at Olympic venue

28 July 2008

Foreign journalists working from the Olympics press centre in Beijing are unable to access amnesty.org, as Amnesty International prepares to launch a new report evalua

Climate of fear in Zimbabwe persists despite deal

25 July 2008

As the country's government and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) prepare to enter power-sharing talks, Amnesty International says that human right

Romani children segregated in Slovakia’s schools

24 July 2008

Large numbers are inappropriately placed in special schools, receive a substandard education and have very limited opportunities for employment and further education.

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