News & Updates

Gaza ceasefire at risk

5 November 2008

A spate of Israeli and Palestinian attacks and counter-attacks in the past 24 hours could spell the end of the five-and-a-half-month truce.

Landslide UN vote in favour of developing an Arms Trade Treaty

4 November 2008

One hundred and forty-seven states voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations on Friday to move forward with work on the main elements of an Arms Trade Treaty.

Amnesty International visits Chile 10 years after Pinochet arrest

4 November 2008

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan is leading a mission to Chile to assess the country’s human rights situation.

Legacy of Musharraf abuses lingers on in Pakistan

3 November 2008

Pakistan is still suffering from the abusive policies put in place one year ago Monday, when General Pervez Musharraf unlawfully declared a state of emergency.

Japan urged to restore dignity to WWII "comfort women"

3 November 2008

The UN Human Rights Committee has called on the Government of the Japan to restore dignity to the survivors of Japan’s military sexual slavery system.

Zimbabwe's victims of violence can no longer wait for political solution

31 October 2008

Amnesty International's new report graphically demonstrates the ongoing suffering of the Zimbabwean people, as the three main political parties struggle to form an i

Bali bombers to face firing squad

31 October 2008

Three men convicted of involvement in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, which killed 202 people and injured a further 209, are to be executed in early November.

Egyptian association for torture victims wins court case against closure

31 October 2008

A Cairo Administrative Court has rescinded the government’s decision to dissolve the Association for Human rights and Legal Aid.

Chuckie Taylor convicted of torture

31 October 2008

The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea

Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia

31 October 2008

Previously reported to be 23 years old, the girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.

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