Vietnamese government continues to persecute Catholics

13 October 2008

The Vietnamese authorities and state sponsored groups continue to persecute Catholics following September's violent crackdown on peaceful mass protests in Ha Noi.

How to Apply Human Rights Standards to Arms Transfer Decisions

1 October 2008

In order to achieve a more effective regulation of the international arms trade, all international transfers of conventional weaponry, munitions and equipment should be carried out in accordance with states’ legal obligations. All states have obligations under international human rights law applicable to transfers of conventional arms. The purpose of this document is to assist states and regional organisations in applying their human rights obligations. It proposes guidelines for assessing the risk of a proposed transfer being used for serious violations of human rights.

Armed groups and government forces continue to abuse women and children in North Kivu

29 September 2008

Child soldiers are still being recruited to fight in the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There is also continuing physical and sexual abuse of women a

Law used against housing activists in Cambodia

26 September 2008

Some 150,000 Cambodians live at risk of being forcibly evicted in the wake of land disputes, land grabbing and agro-industrial and urban redevelopment projects in 20

Arms Trade Treaty could fail without human rights

17 September 2008

Every year, more than 300,000 people are killed with conventional weapons. Millions more are injured, abused, forcibly displaced and bereaved as a result of armed v

UN counter-terrorism review should make human rights a priority

4 September 2008

As the United Nations General Assembly conducts the first major review of its Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, an Amnesty International report shows how government

Women in Mexico let down by failures in justice system

1 August 2008

Thousands of Mexican women who face violence in their homes are being put at risk of further abuse by a justice system that often fails to take their safety seriously.

Olympics Countdown

30 July 2008

Amnesty International published a series of reports in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics detailing the human rights issues in China. 

Discrimination against Kurdish Iranians unchecked and on the rise

30 July 2008

A new Amnesty International report says that Iran's government is failing to protect its Kurdish citizens from human rights abuses.

Chinese authorities’ broken promises threaten Olympic legacy

28 July 2008

As the Olympic Games begin, Amnesty International's report shows that the Chinese authorities have broken their promise to improve the country’s human rights sit

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