Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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31 October 2008
The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea
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31 October 2008
Previously reported to be 23 years old, the girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.
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30 October 2008
The humanitarian and human rights crisis in North Kivu province is worsening rapidly as rebel forces threaten to overwhelm government troops and the UN peacekeeping fo
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30 October 2008
Twelve members of the opposition coalition the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change are convicted of "weakening national sentiment.
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29 October 2008
Troy Davis was granted a provisional stay of execution on Friday, just three days before he was scheduled to be put to death.
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29 October 2008
The executions of Michitoshi Kuma and Masahiro Takashio were the first approved by Minister of Justice Mori Eisuke since he took office in September.
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28 October 2008
The leaders of the activist organisation Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, were denied bail on Monday following their arrest on
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24 October 2008
The UN General Assembly is due to discuss taking a crucial step to secure access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and
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24 October 2008
Imprisoned Chinese activist Hu Jia has been awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament.
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22 October 2008
Multinational Syngenta has given its experimental farm in Paraná state to the state government, ending a long standing violent conflict over the site.
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22 October 2008
The detention of two activists from the Women of Zimbabwe Arise has been extended until Friday.
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22 October 2008
The UK’s highest court will begin hearing two important test cases related to human rights and the UK government's counter-terrorism policies on Thursday.
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21 October 2008
Thousands of people around the world joined together on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise their voices and demand action from governments.
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20 October 2008
The Turkish Minister of Justice has accepted the responsibility of the state in the case of Engin Çeber who died after being held at the Metris Prison in Ista
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20 October 2008
The leaders of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were arrested after leading a peaceful protest of about 200 activists demanding immediate access to food aid in Zimbabwe.
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20 October 2008
A senior judicial official in Iran has said that the judicial execution of juvenile offenders convicted of murder will continue in the country.
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17 October 2008
This year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a call to everyone, from policy makers to the public, to recognise the rights and dignity of people l
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17 October 2008
Iran has instructed all courts to stop issuing death sentences against juvenile offenders. However, it is not clear if the directive includes those convicted of murder
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16 October 2008
Chile's Supreme Court jailed five retired military officials on Wednesday for involvement in the "Caravan of Death" – one of the cases for which Augu
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14 October 2008
Turkish law enforcement officials have expelled the same group of Uzbekistani refugees into Iranian territory for the second time in one month.
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