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Malaysian activist acquitted after 12 years of legal battles

24 November 2008

The Kuala Lumpur High Court acquitted a prominent migrant workers' rights activist on Monday.

Tireless witness to state killing

21 November 2008

An interview with Sister Prejean, Roman Catholic nun, formidable campaigner against the death penalty and author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Dead Man Walking

Zimbabwe's health system in chaos

21 November 2008

As political parties argue between themselves, an outbreak of cholera is affecting nine out of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. Major hospitals are failing to provide medica

Bolivia's constitution – civil conflict and social progress

21 November 2008

If passed, President Evo Morales' new constitution will represent the most significant advancement of economic, social and cultural rights the country has seen in ma

Colombian president should stop false accusations against human rights groups

20 November 2008

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch release a joint statement, after both were verbally attacked by President Uribe, for issuing reports in October criticizi

Security forces in Cambodia forcibly evict 300 families

20 November 2008

Around 100 soldiers, police, military police and Forestry Administration officials took part. Members of the mixed force beat and kicked many of the villagers.

UN reinforces call to end executions

20 November 2008

Over 100 countries have adopted a second United Nations resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.  

Sri Lankan government must act now to protect 300,000 displaced

19 November 2008

The humanitarian crisis in the Wanni region of north Sri Lanka is worsening as tens of thousands of families endure the monsoon season with limited food, shelter, wate

Majority support expected in UN vote on death penalty moratorium

19 November 2008

A large majority of states from all regions are expected to back a second resolution by the UN General Assembly (Third Committee) on Thursday, calling for a moratorium

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