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No room in human rights for spectators

12 December 2008

Irene Khan has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it has a fundamental role to play as the moral voice of the international community.

Greek police use punitive violence against peaceful demonstrators

11 December 2008

Eyewitness statements present mounting evidence of police beating and ill-treating peaceful participants of anti-government demonstrations.

Access to justice for all rights becomes a reality

11 December 2008

The international community has adopted a historic instrument that secures access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and

Time for a global response to global problems

10 December 2008

Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu

Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

10 December 2008

Zimbabwe urged to end abductions of activists

10 December 2008

Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwe authorities to cease the persecution of human rights activists after five people were abducted in less than a week by

World musicians celebrate UDHR's 60th anniversary

10 December 2008

An all-star cast join together for The Price of Silence, a song and video calling for the world to renew its commitment to human rights.

Video: 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December 2008

Amnesty International has called on governments to make the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) a time for action not just for celeb

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

10 December 2008

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in figh

The race for ratification of landmark cluster bomb ban

9 December 2008

Four countries have ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions - which bans the production, stockpiling, use and export of cluster bombs. The treaty cannot take eff

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