Impunity

My Body My Rights: Country Cases - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  My Body My Rights: Country Cases 11 years old, forced into marriage, abused for resisting sexual exploitation Read the stories of a young girl abused for resisting sexual exploitation, a rape survivior pressured into having an abortion and a woman who died after being denied life-saving medical treatment. Media Node:  MBMR Country Stories At a Glance:  Take part in our competition!Write, draw, paint or even take a selfie to express what My Body My Rights means to you. You can submit this via our Tumblr page tweeting using the hashtag #MyBodyMyRights or by posting on our global Facebook page.  Twitter Tag:  mybodymyrights URL:  My Body, My Rights: Take Action! Description:  Take Action! URL:  Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide Description:  News Story/Briefing, 06 March 2014. URL:  15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence Description:  Feature, 06 March 2014. URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Description:  News Story/Report, 20 February 2014.

‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank - 27 February 2014

Headline Title:  ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity. Media Node:  Israel/OPT VIDEO: Trigger-happy report At a Glance:  Amnesty International documented the killing of 22 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank in 2013. At least four were children.According to the UN, more West Bank Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in 2013 than in 2011 and 2012 combined.In the last three years at least 261 Palestinians, including 67 children, have been seriously injured by live ammunition fired by Israeli forces in the West Bank.More than 8,000 Palestinians in the West Bank, including 1,500 children, have been wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets and the reckless use of tear gas since January 2011. Story Location:  إسرائيل 32° 17' 31.8876" N, 35° 19' 58.908" E “The frequency and persistence of arbitrary and abusive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers and police officers – and the impunity enjoyed by perpetrators – suggests that it is carried out as a matter of policy.” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank Description:  Read the Report URL:  'Shut Up We are the Police': Use of Excessive force by the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank Description:  Briefing, September 2013.

سري لنكا: تقرير موجز يكشف عن مواجهة النشطاء الباسلة لعمليات الانتقام قبل انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  سري لنكا: كشف عن مواجهة النشطاء الباسلة لعمليات الانتقام قبل انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان في تقرير موجز جديد يصدر اليوم قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن استهداف الحكومة السريلانكية لمنتقديها لا يزال مستمراً على نحو مخيف، حيث تزداد عمليات المراقبة والمضايقة قبل موعد في تقرير موجز جديد يصدر اليوم قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن استهداف الحكومة السريلانكية لمنتقديها لا يزال مستمراً على نحو مخيف، حيث تزداد عمليات المراقبة والمضايقة قبل موعد انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان في الشهر القادم Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment AR Story Location:  سري لانكا 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “إن نمط المراقبة والمضايقة والهجمات ضد معارضي السلطات السريلانكية مقلق للغاية ولا يُظهر أي مؤشر على التحسن ” Source:  بولي تراسكوت، نائبة مدير برنامج آسيا- المحيط الهادئ في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Cou The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.  Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment Story Location:  سري لانكا 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “The pattern of harassment, surveillance and attacks against those opposing the Sri Lankan authorities is deeply disturbing and shows no sign of letting up ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia- Pacific Director Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation - 24 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation   The international community must act on a robust new UN report calling for an international investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said.   Media Node:  Navi Pillay Twitter Tag:  SriLanka Story Location:  سري لانكا 7° 53' 6.5292" N, 80° 38' 22.7328" E “It’s utterly shameful that five years after Sri Lanka’s armed conflict ended, the victims and family members have yet to see justice. Navi Pillay’s latest report is another urgent and poignant reminder that an international investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes cannot wait ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Director Date:  Mon, 24/02/2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Navi Pillay's report URL:  Sri Lanka: The Human Rights Council must help Sri Lankan victims of human rights violations Description:  Amnesty International written statement, 5 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s misguided attempt to ‘win the world’ Description:  Blog, 15 November 2013 URL:  Human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Briefing, 5 November 2013

Haití: La causa contra Duvalier se reanuda en busca de la justicia para las víctimas

La decisión de un tribunal haitiano de permitir que continúen las investigaciones sobre los crímenes contra la humanidad cometidos durante el régimen del “presidente vitalicio” Jean-Claude Duvalier supone un gran impulso para las víctimas en su larga búsqueda de la verdad y la justicia, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional. La decisión de un tribunal haitiano de permitir que continúen las investigaciones sobre los crímenes contra la humanidad cometidos durante el régimen del “presidente v

Haïti. L’affaire Duvalier reprend le cap de la justice pour les victimes

La décision d’un tribunal haïtien de relancer l’enquête portant sur les crimes contre l’humanité qui auraient été commis sous le régime du « président à vie » Jean-Claude Duvalier est une avancée majeure pour les victimes dans leur longue quête de vérité et de justice, a déclaré Amnesty International. La décision d’un tribunal haïtien de relancer l’enquête portant sur les crimes contre l’humanité qui auraient été commis sous le régime du « président à vie » Jean-Claude Duvalier est une

Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims - 21 February 2014

Headline Title:  Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims   The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and justice, Amnesty International said.  Media Node:  Jean-Claude Duvalier Story Location:  Haïti 18° 33' 18.9144" N, 72° 18' 30.8808" W “This much-needed green light to continue the investigations is a victory for the victims of torture, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations committed under the rule of Duvalier ” Source:  Javier Zúñiga, Special Advisor for Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 21/02/2014 URL:  You Cannot Kill the Truth: The Case Against Jean-Claude Duvalier Description:  Report, 22 September 2011

Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims

The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and justice, Amnesty International said. The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the vict

Amnesty International demande au président mexicain de prendre des mesures face à la situation critique des droits humains

Le secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, a rencontré le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto et lui a remis un mémorandum recommandant une série d’initiatives à prendre de toute urgence pour combattre l’impunité généralisée et les violations graves des droits humains dans le pays. Le secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, a rencontré le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto et lui a remis un

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