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Qatar: Steps to end migrants’ exploitation ahead of World Cup ‘woefully insufficient’

12 November 2014

Qatar’s authorities are lagging severely behind on efforts to address the rampant abuse of migrant workers’ rights, Amnesty International said six months after the government announced a series of reforms to tackle exploitation ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

USA should use UN hearing to address ‘shocking accountability gap’ on torture

12 November 2014

The USA should use its appearance before the UN Committee against Torture to commit itself to justice for the grave human rights violations—including torture and enforced disappearances—committed by US personnel.

 

India: Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing over Bhopal disaster

12 November 2014

US chemical giant Dow has dodged justice again today by failing to comply with an Indian court summons over the catastrophic 1984 gas leak in Bhopal. 

Mauritania must end clamp down on anti-slavery activists

12 November 2014

 The Mauritanian authorities must stop the harassment, intimidation and repression of anti-slavery activists, Amnesty International said today following the arrest of a number of high-profile campaigners. 

Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law

10 November 2014

Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent.

Kuwait ‘playing games’ with lives of more than 100,000 Bidun residents

10 November 2014

The announcement by Kuwait that tens of thousands of stateless people in the country known as the Bidun might be able to obtain “economic citizenship” of the Union of the Comoros is a shameless betrayal of Kuwait's international human rights obligations.

Mexico: Attorney General's announcement on disappeared students exposes government’s failures

8 November 2014

The statement by Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam today that the 43 students who disappeared in September could have been killed, burned and dumped in a river fails to address the government’s complicity in this tragedy.

Hollywood takes on corporate giants over Bhopal gas disaster

7 November 2014

Hollywood movie star Martin Sheen will join Amnesty International’s battle to finally hold Union Carbide accountable for what is widely considered to be one of the world’s worst industrial disasters as he launches his latest film in Los Angeles on Friday.

Chinese activists detained for supporting Hong Kong protests

7 November 2014

APEC leaders should urge China to release supporters of Hong Kong protests

7 November 2014

World leaders gathering in Beijing next Monday for the APEC summit, should urge China to release scores of mainland activists detained for peacefully supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.

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