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Video: Researching allegations of war crimes in Israel and Gaza

30 January 2009

Following the outbreak of the recent conflict in Gaza and southern Israel on 27 December 2008 and then Israel's ground invasion of Gaza on 3 January 2009, Amnesty In

Dissent violently repressed in Cameroon

29 January 2009

Cameroon's government has routinely used killings and torture to repress political dissent, according to a new Amnesty International report.

Human rights lawyer cleared in Indonesia

29 January 2009

A prominent human rights lawyer in Indonesia has been cleared of charges relating to a text message he is alleged to have sent to his friends and family contacts.

Building trust and respect for human rights

28 January 2009

Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.

Nigeria's proposed ban on same-sex partnerships an assault on human rights

28 January 2009

A bill now before the Nigerian National Assembly aims to outlaw marriages between individuals of the same sex – in a country where homosexuality is already cri

Obama - a chance to build respect for human rights

28 January 2009

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.

Attacks on ambulance workers in Gaza

28 January 2009

Emergency medical rescue workers, including doctors, paramedics and ambulance drivers, have repeatedly come under fire from Israeli forces in the Gaza conflict while c

Civilians trapped by Sri Lanka conflict

28 January 2009

More than 300,000 civilians are now trapped in the north-eastern part of Sri Lanka as the fighting between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the army intensifies.

Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians

27 January 2009

An anti-personnel weapon designed to penetrate dense vegetation, flechettes should never be used in built-up civilian areas.

Hundreds left homeless in Cambodia after forced eviction

27 January 2009

Cambodian security forces and demolition workers carried out the evictions of 152 families from Dey Kraham community in the early hours of Saturday.

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