Impunity

Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Cou The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.  Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “The pattern of harassment, surveillance and attacks against those opposing the Sri Lankan authorities is deeply disturbing and shows no sign of letting up ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia- Pacific Director Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation - 24 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation   The international community must act on a robust new UN report calling for an international investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said.   Media Node:  Navi Pillay Twitter Tag:  SriLanka Story Location:  Sri Lanka 7° 53' 6.5292" N, 80° 38' 22.7328" E “It’s utterly shameful that five years after Sri Lanka’s armed conflict ended, the victims and family members have yet to see justice. Navi Pillay’s latest report is another urgent and poignant reminder that an international investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes cannot wait ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Director Date:  Mon, 24/02/2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Navi Pillay's report URL:  Sri Lanka: The Human Rights Council must help Sri Lankan victims of human rights violations Description:  Amnesty International written statement, 5 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s misguided attempt to ‘win the world’ Description:  Blog, 15 November 2013 URL:  Human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Briefing, 5 November 2013

Haití: La causa contra Duvalier se reanuda en busca de la justicia para las víctimas

La decisión de un tribunal haitiano de permitir que continúen las investigaciones sobre los crímenes contra la humanidad cometidos durante el régimen del “presidente vitalicio” Jean-Claude Duvalier supone un gran impulso para las víctimas en su larga búsqueda de la verdad y la justicia, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional. La decisión de un tribunal haitiano de permitir que continúen las investigaciones sobre los crímenes contra la humanidad cometidos durante el régimen del “presidente v

Haïti. L’affaire Duvalier reprend le cap de la justice pour les victimes

La décision d’un tribunal haïtien de relancer l’enquête portant sur les crimes contre l’humanité qui auraient été commis sous le régime du « président à vie » Jean-Claude Duvalier est une avancée majeure pour les victimes dans leur longue quête de vérité et de justice, a déclaré Amnesty International. La décision d’un tribunal haïtien de relancer l’enquête portant sur les crimes contre l’humanité qui auraient été commis sous le régime du « président à vie » Jean-Claude Duvalier est une

Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims - 21 February 2014

Headline Title:  Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims   The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and justice, Amnesty International said.  Media Node:  Jean-Claude Duvalier Story Location:  Haiti 18° 33' 18.9144" N, 72° 18' 30.8808" W “This much-needed green light to continue the investigations is a victory for the victims of torture, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations committed under the rule of Duvalier ” Source:  Javier Zúñiga, Special Advisor for Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 21/02/2014 URL:  You Cannot Kill the Truth: The Case Against Jean-Claude Duvalier Description:  Report, 22 September 2011

Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims

The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and justice, Amnesty International said. The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the vict

Amnesty International demande au président mexicain de prendre des mesures face à la situation critique des droits humains

Le secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, a rencontré le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto et lui a remis un mémorandum recommandant une série d’initiatives à prendre de toute urgence pour combattre l’impunité généralisée et les violations graves des droits humains dans le pays. Le secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, a rencontré le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto et lui a remis un

Amnistía Internacional llama al Presidente Peña Nieto a enfrentar la crítica situación de derechos humanos en México

El Secretario General de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, se reunió con el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, a quien hizo entrega de un memorándum exigiendo una serie de acciones para combatir la impunidad generalizada y el persistente patrón de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos en el país.  El Secretario General de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, se reunió con el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, a quien hizo entrega de un memorándum exigiendo una serie de acciones para combatir la

Amnesty International calls on Mexico’s President to confront critical human rights situation

At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations.   At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum de

Amnesty International calls on Mexico’s President to confront critical human rights situation - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Mexico’s President urged to confront critical human rights situation At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum de At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations.  Media Node:  Mexico HLM Story Location:  Mexico 21° 35' 49.8192" N, 100° 22' 15.9384" W “While Mexico is an increasingly important actor on the world stage, not only in economic terms but in the field of human rights, it is failing to deliver at home. I told the President that he must demonstrate he is serious about ensuring human rights not just internationally but for all inside the country as well. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 18/02/2014 URL:  Mexico: Human rights challenges facing Mexico: Amnesty International memorandum to President Enrique Peña Nieto Description:  Memorandum, 18 February 2014 URL:  Looking Into the Shadows for Mexico’s Disappeared Description:  Blog, 18 February 2014

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