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Law Lords give go-ahead for deportations, including that of Abu Qatada

18 February 2009

The decision could give the UK government the green light to start deporting people to countries where they will be at risk of serious human rights abuses.

Thousands flee fighting and hunger in Afghanistan

18 February 2009

Tens of thousands of Afghans displaced from their homes by escalating fighting and ongoing food shortages require immediate humanitarian assistance.

International community fails to protect Darfur

17 February 2009

The Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudanese government were reported to have struck an agreement on Monday that paves the way for Darfur peace talks.

South Korea must not resume use of the death penalty

16 February 2009

The South Korean government is deciding whether to resume its use of the death penalty, following the arrest of a man for the alleged murder of seven women.

Calls for an investigation into the killing of Indigenous People in Colombia

16 February 2009

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group are reported to be responsible for the killing of 27 Indigenous Awá People in the department o

UN urged to extend Gaza investigation

13 February 2009

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has been urged to broaden an investigation of attacks on UN installations in Gaza.

Clone of UN urged to extend Gaza investigation

13 February 2009

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has been urged to broaden an investigation of attacks on UN installations in Gaza.

Turkmenistan fails to keep human rights promises

12 February 2009

Two years after the country's new government came to power, politically motivated harassment, detentions and imprisonments continue, according to a new Amnesty Interna

Hamas waged a deadly campaign as war devastated Gaza

12 February 2009

Hamas gunmen have shot dead at least two dozen men and injured scores of others since the end of December last year.

Pakistani government must protect Swat valley civilians

12 February 2009

An estimated 1,200 have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced as a result of fighting between Pakistani Taleban groups and the military.

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