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The state of the world's human rights

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02 December 2009
What does the banning of minarets in Switzerland really mean for Swiss Muslims and what are the implications and lessons for other European countries?
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02 December 2009
Amnesty International has called for a clear, credible mechanism to investigate civilian casualties of military operations, as the US prepares to send in 30,000 more troops.
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30 November 2009
Amnesty International said it deeply regrets the choice of Swiss voters to introduce a ban on the construction of minarets into the constitution. The ban takes immediate effect.
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30 November 2009
Political leaders meeting in Copenhagen next week must reach a fair, ambitious and binding deal on climate change, said Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.
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30 November 2009
Amnesty International said that it was deeply worried about the safety of victims of and witnesses to a shooting at a military blockade that took place in Tegucigalpa.
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27 November 2009
Blog by youth activist Alyaksei Bondar.
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27 November 2009
Blog by Belarusian youth activist Ales Charnyshou.
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27 November 2009
Blog by Belarusian youth activist Mikhail Kryvau.
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27 November 2009
Blog written for Amnesty International by Belarusian youth activist Tatyana Tishkevich.
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27 November 2009
Belarusian youth activists sentenced to 'restricted freedom' for attending a peaceful protest have told Amnesty International how they were targeted by the authorities.
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27 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the government to protect witnesses and safeguard vital forensic evidence, following the massacre of at least 57 people in Maguindanao province.
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27 November 2009

An Amnesty International delegation in Honduras monitoring the human rights situation around the presidential elections, has seen evidence suggesting an increased risk of excessive force by security forces.

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26 November 2009
Yousef Dheeb al-Hmoud was arrested at his home on 15 November. The authorities have not revealed where he is being held, why he was arrested or whether he will be charged.
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26 November 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of a dissenting Tunisian journalist who has been jailed for six months on trumped up charges after an unfair trial.
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25 November 2009
A proposal initiated by members of two Swiss parties will ask Swiss voters if they wish to add the sentence "The construction of minarets is forbidden" to the Constitution.
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25 November 2009
Following confirmation that remains recovered last week are those of British journalist Alec Collett, missing since 1985, Amnesty International has called for renewed efforts to reveal the fate of thousands abducted during the civil war.
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