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UN discusses crucial step on economic, social and cultural rights

24 October 2008

The UN General Assembly is due to discuss taking a crucial step to secure access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and

European Parliament honours jailed Chinese activist

24 October 2008

Imprisoned Chinese activist Hu Jia has been awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament.

Video: How things could change

24 October 2008

How things could change if those who suffered violations of their Economic, Social and Cultural rights could get redress.

Contested land in Brazil handed to state

22 October 2008

Multinational Syngenta has given its experimental farm in Paraná state to the state government, ending a long standing violent conflict over the site.

WOZA activists detention extended in Zimbabwe

22 October 2008

The detention of two activists from the Women of Zimbabwe Arise has been extended until Friday.

UK's highest court to hear key test cases on deportations with assurances

22 October 2008

The UK’s highest court will begin hearing two important test cases related to human rights and the UK government's counter-terrorism policies on Thursday.

Poverty and the death penalty in Nigeria

21 October 2008

Hundreds of people on death row did not have a fair trial and may be innocent. Amnesty International's new report calls for an immediate moratorium on the death penalt

Thousands raise voices against poverty

21 October 2008

Thousands of people around the world joined together on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise their voices and demand action from governments.

Turkish government in landmark apology over death after custody

20 October 2008

The Turkish Minister of Justice has accepted the responsibility of the state in the case of Engin Çeber who died after being held at the Metris Prison in Ista

Zimbabwe activists beaten, arrested and detained

20 October 2008

The leaders of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were arrested after leading a peaceful protest of about 200 activists demanding immediate access to food aid in Zimbabwe.

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