Austria urged to tackle police racism

9 April 2009

Austria's police and justice system are plagued by racism, according to an Amnesty International report.

Guantánamo detainees still waiting for judicial review

9 April 2009

Only a handful of Guantánamo detainees have had court hearings to determine the lawfulness of their detention.

Slovakia: Police to investigate ill-treatment of Romani youngsters

8 April 2009

Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of six Romani youngsters - three of them who are reported to be under the age of 18 – detained at a police station in Košice which was depicted on a video published on the internet.

Police abuse goes unchecked in France

2 April 2009

French police have been accused of committing gross human rights violations – often against ethnic minorities – for which they are seldom brought to just

Paraguay's Indigenous Peoples in peril

31 March 2009

The Paraguayan state is failing to adequately protect the rights of its Indigenous Peoples, forcing many to live in misery and effectively condemning some to death.

Violations against civilians by police in Greece highlighted in report

31 March 2009

An Amnesty International briefing published on Monday highlights patterns of alleged human rights violations by Greek police against civilians.

Algeria’s next president told no prospect for national reconciliation without truth and justice

30 March 2009

Ahead of Algeria’s presidential elections, the country's next leader has been urged to address the legacy of human rights abuses of the 1990’s internal c

Human rights activists still face repression in the Middle East and North Africa

11 March 2009

A new Amnesty International report details numerous cases of intimidation, harassment, threats, detention without trial, torture and long prison terms after unfair tr

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