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Detekt: New tool against government surveillance – Questions and Answers

20 November 2014

Read everything you need to know about Detekt, a new free tool that scans your computer for traces of known surveillance spyware used by governments to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world. 

China: Trials of leading activists expose deep hypocrisy on rule of law

20 November 2014

The trials of two leading activists in China on Friday will lay bare the authorities’ duplicity over the rule of law.

UK: Threat of High Court action spurs review of corporate conspiracy claim

20 November 2014

UK authorities must launch a long-overdue criminal investigation into a British company’s role in one of the worst toxic waste dumping incidents of the last decade.

 

‘No safe haven for torturers’ – The rocky road to the Convention against Torture

19 November 2014

30 years ago the world adopted the Convention against Torture, a ground-breaking document that became instrumental in the fight for justice. Sir Nigel Rodley remembers some of the key moments that made it become a reality.

UAE: Ruthless crackdown on dissent exposes 'ugly reality' beneath façade of glitz and glamour

18 November 2014

Scores of activists in the UAE have been harassed, arrested and in some cases tortured in custody according to a new report by Amnesty International that sheds light on the government's repressive tactics.

Internet freedom faces new attack as China seeks to shape global web rules

18 November 2014

China's efforts to have a greater say in the global rules for the web is further evidence internet freedom is under a sustained attack.

Israel/OPT: Killing of worshippers at synagogue an ‘abhorrent attack’

18 November 2014

Armed men who attacked worshippers at a synagogue in West Jerusalem killing four Israelis and injuring eight this morning have displayed an utter contempt for fundamental principles of humanity.

Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

18 November 2014

The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said. 

North Korea: UN vote a crucial step to ensure perpetrators of crimes against humanity face justice

18 November 2014

A key UN vote has sent a clear message to the North Korean government that those responsible for crimes against humanity must face justice.

China: Activist faces ‘subversion’ charge for supporting Hong Kong protests

17 November 2014

The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests following reports one faces the charge of “inciting subversion”.

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