Security forces in Tunisia must be held accountable for killing protesters

1 March 2011

A new Amnesty International report details the unlawful killings and acts of brutality by security forces during protests in December and January.

Sexual violence and other human rights abuses in Côte d'Ivoire must stop

22 February 2011

An Amnesty International report reveals that rape and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and incumbent Alassane Ouattara.

Chad must end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict

9 February 2011

Boys as young as 13 years old are being used as soldiers by officers of the Chadian national army and armed groups, says a report by Amnesty International.

Video: An assault on human rights in Belarus

2 February 2011

Hundreds were detained and many beaten by riot police during a protest against President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s fourth re-election last December.

Haiti: Sexual violence against women increasing

6 January 2011

Women and girls in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence, according to a new Amnesty International report.

Kyrgyzstan urged to provide truth and justice for victims of violence

16 December 2010

Kyrgyzstan is failing to provide justice for thousands of victims of the ethnic violence of June 2010, a new report says. 

Libya and Malta: Failing refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants

14 December 2010

Refugees and asylum-seekers face systematic abuse, torture and indefinite detention as they attempt to flee to Europe via Libya, a new report finds.

Croatia urged to speed up war crimes prosecutions

9 December 2010

Croatia's courts are failing to provide timely justice for victims of the 1991-1995 independence war, with trials plagued by delays and threats against witnesses.

Kenya: Somali refugees need protection not abuse

8 December 2010

Kenya’s violations of the human rights of Somali refugees and asylum-seekers are putting thousands of lives at risk.

Slovakia: Urgent request to resolve the housing situation of the Romani settlement in Plavecký Štvrtok: Joint open letter

8 December 2010

In this open letter, Amnesty International, the European Roma Rights Centre and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (hereby, the organizations) express their deep concern at the threat of forced evictions of Romani families in Plavecký Štvrtok. In addition, the organizations are concerned about recent statements by the Slovak Minister of Interior, Daniel Lipšic, endorsing, according to media reports, demolition plans for the Romani settlement.

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