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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.

Cuba: Detainees left in limbo as trial postponed yet again

7 November 2014

The trial of three people arrested in Cuba during a government crackdown on peaceful protests has been postponed for a fourth time in two and a half years, leaving the detainees in an unfair legal limbo.

Central African Republic: UN credibility at stake amid rising attacks against civilians

6 November 2014

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must take bold measures to protect civilians amid an escalating wave of sectarian attacks in the central regions of the country, said Amnesty International after visiting some of the most affected areas. 

Dominican Republic: Withdrawal from top regional human rights court would put rights at risk

6 November 2014

The appalling ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court that could to lead to the country’s withdrawal from the Inter American Court of Human Rights would, if supported by the government, deprive hundreds of thousands of survivors of human rights abuses from any hope of justice

Eastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks

6 November 2014

The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today. 

UK government 'routinely' spies on lawyers

6 November 2014

Legal policies which allow UK intelligence agencies to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in court today in a claim brought by Amnesty International and a Libyan national.

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