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

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05 March 2009
The Azerbaijani authorities have dropped a defamation suit against a prominent human rights defender.
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05 March 2009
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr
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24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
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20 February 2009
The jury in the Anna Politkovskaya murder trial has acquitted all those charged with involvement in the murder.
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18 February 2009
The decision could give the UK government the green light to start deporting people to countries where they will be at risk of serious human rights abuses.
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06 February 2009
Over 1,600 migrants currently held on the Italian island of Lampedusa are at risk of being forcibly returned to their home countries.
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21 January 2009
The Turkish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender solidarity organization, Lambda Istanbul, has won its appeal against the closure of the association.
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19 January 2009
Two years ago, the journalist and human rights defender was killed in Turkey for the expression of his non-violent opinions. Those responsible still haven't been broug
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19 January 2009
A prominent human rights lawyer with whom Amnesty International had worked on several occasions was shot dead in the centre of Moscow on Monday.
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17 December 2008
The European Parliament has honoured a jailed Chinese dissident in absentia with its top human rights award.
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17 December 2008
Three detainees were released on Tuesday from the Guantánamo detention camp to their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but three others remain.
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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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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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13 October 2008
The House of Lords in the UK is expected to vote on Monday on proposals that would allow the period of pre-charge detention in terrorism cases to be extended. 
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13 October 2008
The House of Lords rejected proposals on Monday that would allow the period of pre-charge detention in terrorism cases to be extended up to 42 days. 
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29 August 2008
The trial of Radovan Karadzic resumes today in The Hague. But are a small number of high profile trials enough to heal the wounds caused by the horrific violations of
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22 July 2008
The former Bosnian Serb leader could be handed over to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Netherlands either this weekend or early ne
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14 July 2008
The family of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while detained by UK troops in Basra, Iraq, will be paid compensati
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11 June 2008
UK Members of Parliament have voted to extend yet further the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terror suspects.
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16 May 2008
Amnesty International has welcomed the public inquiry into the case of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while deta
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