News & Updates

UN provides welcome support to Bangladesh war crimes investigations

7 April 2009

The government of Bangladesh has sought and received UN assistance in its efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity and other serious violations o

March through Czech town puts Roma community in fear

6 April 2009

Far-right groups organized a march through the Roma-populated area in Přerov in the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Police abuse goes unchecked in France

2 April 2009

French police have been accused of committing gross human rights violations – often against ethnic minorities – for which they are seldom brought to just

Critics of Guinea-Bissau military beaten by military personnel

2 April 2009

Francisco José Fadul, a Court President and former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, was beaten by military personnel at his home in Bissau in the early hours

G20 leaders urged to protect the poor

2 April 2009

Eight of the world's leading NGOs urge the G20 leaders to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet this week.

Chinese activist detained for reporting on the Sichuan earthquake

2 April 2009

A Chinese environmental activist and writer is currently detained on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power".

US munitions delivered to Israel

2 April 2009

Human rights activist attacked in Russia

1 April 2009

A prominent Russian human rights activist who has long been critical of the government has been assaulted near his Moscow home.

Israeli troops reveal Gaza abuses

1 April 2009

The Israeli army has dismissed as "hearsay" the testimonies of soldiers who served in Gaza during the recent 22-day military offensive and who gave chillin

Paraguay's Indigenous Peoples in peril

31 March 2009

The Paraguayan state is failing to adequately protect the rights of its Indigenous Peoples, forcing many to live in misery and effectively condemning some to death.

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