News & Updates

Israel and Hamas urged to co-operate with UN committee on Gaza conflict

26 March 2010

Independent experts will monitor domestic investigations into war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Boy killed and dozens of injured detained after Kurds clash with security forces in Syria

26 March 2010

Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.

Albanian women deserve justice

25 March 2010

The authorities have been urged to take further steps to protect the one in three women in the country who are victims of domestic violence.

Haiti's emergency response must include protection from sexual violence

25 March 2010

Thousands of women living in temporary camps are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities

Civilians in Somalia face ongoing human rights violations

25 March 2010

Clear patterns of abuse have emerged during the latest cycle of violence, which began when armed opposition groups launched a major offensive against the government last May.

Malaysia must end abuse of migrant workers

24 March 2010

Lured to the country on the promise of jobs, many people from countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal are used in forced labour or exploited in other ways.

Tunisia attempts media black-out on human rights violations

24 March 2010

The authorities have effectively barred two human rights organizations from presenting their reports on the harassment of former political prisoners to the media.

UK must hold inquiry to end secrecy over abuse involvement

23 March 2010

Amnesty International has released a new briefing outlining its call for a full, independent and impartial inquiry into UK involvement in human rights abuses post-11 September 2001.

El Salvador urged to repeal amnesty law

23 March 2010

The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.

Google challenges China to end censorship

23 March 2010

The internet company said it is to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from its servers there to Hong Kong.

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