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Press Releases

25 February 2009

Guatemala: Congress must approve law for National Search Commission for the Disappeared

Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan Congress to approve a law for a National Search Commission for the Disappeared as an essential step to implement the r
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
25 February 2009

Sierra Leone: Despite guilty verdicts today, impunity is still the rule

The judgment issued today by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) finding three senior members of Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF) guilty of
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Sierra Leone
25 February 2009

Human rights should dominate ASEAN agenda

Amnesty International called on ASEAN member states to move human rights to the top of the agenda of the ASEAN summit, scheduled to take place this weekend in Thailand
  • International Organizations
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
24 February 2009

Colombia: Thousands of civilians punished for not participating in conflict

The Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups are punishing those who refuse to be part of the conflict across Colombia, said Amnesty Internationa
Region Americas
Country Colombia
23 February 2009

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Evidence of misuse of US-weapons reinforces need for arms embargo

Both Israel and Hamas used weapons supplied from abroad to carry out attacks on civilians, Amnesty International said today as it released fresh evidence on the muniti
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
23 February 2009

Macao: Stop the National Security Bill now

Amnesty International is calling on authorities in Macao to put a halt to the National Security Bill because it has the potential for abuse to become law.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Macao
19 February 2009

Russian Federation: Anna Politkovskaya’s trial closes – but the investigation must continue

The investigation into the murder of human rights journalist Anna Politkovskaya must continue with renewed vigour, Amnesty International said today as a jury in a Mo
Region Europe And Central Asia
18 February 2009

UK: Law Lords' decision opens way for more deportations

Amnesty International is gravely concerned by the possible consequences of today's decision by the Law Lords, the UK's highest court, that authorizes the UK governme
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
18 February 2009

Afghanistan: Tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting and hunger

Tens of thousands of Afghans displaced from their homes by escalating fighting and ongoing food shortages require immediate humanitarian assistance, said Amnesty Inter
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
18 February 2009

United Nations should not aid fugitives from international justice

Amnesty International is demanding that the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) co-operates with the International Criminal Court (ICC) by providing the whereabout
Region Africa
Country Uganda

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