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Open Letter to the United Nations

17 March 2008

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call on the UN Secretary-General to implement a transparent process for selecting a strong and outspoken High Commissioner

UN scrutiny of Tibet crisis required

17 March 2008

The Chinese authorities must allow independent UN investigation into the events of the last week in Tibet.

Former detainee reveals details of secret CIA program

14 March 2008

A man who spent nearly three years in secret CIA detention spoke exclusively to Amnesty International about his ordeal.

Breakthrough in Canadian Indigenous rights flashpoint

14 March 2008

An Indigenous Canadian community’s longstanding campaign to stop clear-cut logging on its land has prompted a multinational paper company to stop buying wood f

Crackdown on activists and minorities in China

13 March 2008

The Chinese authorities have engaged in a number of troubling crackdowns on activists and minority groups in the past week.

Georgian government urged to end police abuse

13 March 2008

Despite the storm force winds and heavy rain, Amnesty International members held a vigil outside the Embassy of Georgia in London on Tuesday.

Palestinian homes demolished without warning

11 March 2008

The Israeli army demolished more homes in Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday morning. 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights resigns

10 March 2008

Louise Arbour has confirmed that she is to resign from her position as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Ukraine forcibly returns 11 Tamil asylum-seekers

7 March 2008

The Ukrainian government forcibly returned 11 ethnic Tamil asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka this week.

Women unite to defend their rights

6 March 2008

On 8 March, International Women’s Day, women across the world will take to the streets to express their commitment to the defence of human rights, often at great

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