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Human rights activist banned from leaving Tunisia

6 March 2009

Lawyer and former prisoner of conscience Mohamed Abbou has been denied permission to leave Tunisia for the seventh time since his release from prison in July 2007.

Millions face starvation and disease as aid agencies are expelled from Darfur

5 March 2009

The expulsions came soon after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, on charges of war crimes and crimes a

Charges dropped against Azerbaijani activist

5 March 2009

The Azerbaijani authorities have dropped a defamation suit against a prominent human rights defender.

Sri Lankan journalist's year of detention for reporting on the war

5 March 2009

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the detention of Sri Lankan journalist and human rights activist, Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam.

International Criminal Court "working to protect African victims"

5 March 2009

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr

Zimbabwe activists including Jestina Mukoko bailed

4 March 2009

Human rights workers Jestina Mukoko and Broderick Takawira have been released after three months in prison. Both were victims of enforced disappearance, unlawful arres

ICC issues arrest warrant for Sudanese President al Bashir

4 March 2009

Sudanese authorities have a legal obligation to arrest President al Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed during the conf

Video: The women of Kibera in Kenya

4 March 2009

For women living in one of the largest slums in the world, life can be devastating.

Macao national security law threatens human rights

2 March 2009

The law, which covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion and treason against the Central People's Government of China, is open to potential misuse.

Tribunal for Hariri killing insufficient if other abuses in Lebanon not addressed

2 March 2009

With its narrow mandate, the tribunal will do nothing to address the enormous number of other grave human rights abuses committed in Lebanon in recent decades.

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