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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.

Video: Hearing the stories of the people fleeing DRC

22 December 2008

An Amnesty International research team heard the stories of some of the thousands of Congolese people who fled across the Democratic Republic of Congo border into Ug

Former military official "instigated Rwandan genocide"

19 December 2008

A former senior defence official was convicted on Thursday of instigating Rwanda's 1994 genocide and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Eritrean asylum-seekers face deportation from Egypt

19 December 2008

A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.

Israeli teenagers jailed for refusing to serve in army

18 December 2008

Peace activists in Israel and around the world are participating in a day of action to call on Israeli authorities to release teenagers imprisoned for refusing to ser

French detention centre highlights mistreatment of migrants

18 December 2008

On International Migrants Day, new footage reveals the appalling state of a French detention centre for irregular migrants off the coast of Africa and shows how Europe

Growing calls for end to executions at UN

18 December 2008

Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T

Three Bosnians return home, but three remain in Guantánamo

17 December 2008

Three detainees were released on Tuesday from the Guantánamo detention camp to their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but three others remain.

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