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Japan commits to ending impunity for enforced disappearances

28 July 2009

Japan has become the first country in Asia to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

Kenya must provide shelter for 3,000 forcibly evicted in winter

28 July 2009

The evictions appear to have been carried out as part of the government of Kenya's plans to build a new road, the Northern Bypass.

Iran: Joint statement by Shirin Ebadi and Irene Khan

28 July 2009

he human rights crisis in Iran is deepening daily and next week’s expected inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president may spark further

Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women in Nicaragua

27 July 2009

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practi

Thousands take action around the world in solidarity with people of Iran

27 July 2009

Global day of support for Iran's victims of human rights abuse

24 July 2009

Thousands of activists in over 105 countries will participate in a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with those whose human rights are being

Artists and writers support Russian exhibition organizers charged with ‘inciting hatred’

24 July 2009

Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co

Safety for Brazilian activist after Amnesty International action

23 July 2009

A Brazilian organization has thanked Amnesty International after an action by the organization brought safety to a peasant farmer and land rights activist.

Thousands face mass eviction from homes and market stalls in Zimbabwe

23 July 2009

Up to 200 people from an informal settlement in the Harare suburb of Gunhill in Zimbabwe face being forcibly evicted without being given adequate notice or any consu

Saudi Arabia - human rights abuses in the name of fighting terrorism

22 July 2009

The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism.

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