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Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

Darfur crisis reaches Sudanese capital

23 May 2008

Amnesty International is gravely concerned by the Sudanese security forces’ crackdown following the incursion into Khartoum, by an armed group.

South Africa must protect those at risk of "xenophobic" attack

23 May 2008

Amnesty International has called on the South African government to protect the human rights of people at risk of violent attacks and displacement from their homes on

World must act on food crisis

22 May 2008

Statement by Amnesty International to the United Nation Human Rights Council’s first thematic special session on the world food crisis.

Iran urged to overturn sentences against women activists

20 May 2008

Amnesty International has urged the Head of the Judiciary in Iran to ensure that appeals hearings against the recent convictions and sentences of six women’s ri

Asian leaders urged to take further action on Myanmar

19 May 2008

In an open letter, Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on ASEAN leaders to take urgent action to prevent further human rights violations in Myanmar.

UK inquiry into torture and death of Iraqi in UK custody must be independent

16 May 2008

Amnesty International has welcomed the public inquiry into the case of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while deta

Zimbabwe violence reaches crisis levels

16 May 2008

Zimbabwean “war veterans” are forcibly recruiting local youths to attack perceived supporters of the opposition as violence in the country reaches crisis

Colombia: Extradition of paramilitary leaders must not lead to closure of investigations into human rights violations

15 May 2008

Extradition of Colombian paramilitary leaders should not be used as an excuse to end investigations into the role played by paramilitaries in committing human rights

Parliamentarians meet US authorities over illegal detentions

14 May 2008

Parliamentarians present US government officials with an Amnesty International declaration endorsed by over 1,200 of their counterparts worldwide.

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