News & Updates

End unlawful attacks and meet Gaza's emergency needs

29 December 2008

Palestinian civilians remain at risk of being killed or injured in the Israeli air strikes and are increasingly lacking adequate medical care food, medicines, electr

Civilians must be protected in Gaza and Israel

28 December 2008

Amnesty International has called on Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups to immediately halt the unlawful attacks carried out as part of an escalation of violen

Abductees found in police custody in Zimbabwe

24 December 2008

Jestina Mukoko, the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), who was abducted from her home on 3 December, has been left by her abductors at Matapi Police Stati

Zimbabwe - a population on the edge of collapse

24 December 2008

Zimbabweans are facing yet another difficult year in 2009, unless a political settlement is found to arrest the fast deteriorating socio-economic conditions in the c

China urged to release scholar Liu Xiaobo

23 December 2008

After more than 14 days in detention, it appears that Chinese authorities intend to seriously prosecute the dissident literary scholar, Liu Xiaobo.

Cambodian Supreme Court will review trade union leader’s murder

23 December 2008

Two men convicted of the murder of a trade union activist after a seriously flawed criminal investigation and a grossly unfair trial will have their case heard by the

Authorities close key human rights centre in Tehran

23 December 2008

The Iranian authorities have forced the closure of the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Tehran, co-founded by 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin E

Proposed new Indian anti-terror laws would violate human rights

23 December 2008

Pentagon preparing plan to close Guantánamo

22 December 2008

The Pentagon is working on a plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, according to a US Department of Defense official.

Video: Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

22 December 2008

Thousands of people around the world took part in actions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December.

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