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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

Amnesty International website blocked at Olympic venue

28 July 2008

Foreign journalists working from the Olympics press centre in Beijing are unable to access, as Amnesty International prepares to launch a new report evalua

Climate of fear in Zimbabwe persists despite deal

25 July 2008

As the country's government and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) prepare to enter power-sharing talks, Amnesty International says that human right

Romani children segregated in Slovakia’s schools

24 July 2008

Large numbers are inappropriately placed in special schools, receive a substandard education and have very limited opportunities for employment and further education.

A tale of two schools: Segregating Roma into special education in Slovakia

24 July 2008

Almost all the pupils at the primary "special school" in Pavlovce nad Uhom, eastern Slovakia, are Roma.

Italy: The witch-hunt against Roma people must end

23 July 2008

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about actions taken by the Italian authorities targeting the Roma community.

Ye Guozhu must be released immediately

23 July 2008

The Chinese authorities say they will now not free the housing rights activist when his four-year prison sentence expires on 26 July. Amnesty International demands he

Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace

23 July 2008

During the conflict in Liberia between 1989 and 1997 and again between 1999 and 2003, it is estimated that women made up over 30% of the fighting force. Although the c

Denying the undeniable: Enforced disappearances in Pakistan

22 July 2008

New government of Pakistan must reveal the truth about enforced disappearances

Arrest of Radovan Karadžic a major step towards justice

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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