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

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11 November 2008
More than 250,000 people have so far fled the ongoing violence, bringing the total number of displaced people in the province to at least 1.2 million.
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11 November 2008
Five human rights groups urged governments to accept into their countries, those detainees who will not be charged with any crime but who cannot be returned to their
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10 November 2008
If approved, the bill would grant amnesty to members of the military and police involved in any violations of human rights.
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07 November 2008
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has issued an assessment of the human rights situation in the country and a set of recommendations address
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07 November 2008
Judge rules that the arrest of Raja Petra Kamarudin, under the Internal Security Act, was unconstitutional.
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06 November 2008
The leaders of Zimbabwean activist movement, Women of Zimbabwe Arise, have been released on bail after three weeks in detention.
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05 November 2008
Amnesty International is calling on US president elect Barack Obama to take concrete steps to demonstrate commitment to human rights.
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05 November 2008
Secretary General Irene Khan talks to the people of the city of Temuco as part of a mission to assess the country's human rights situation.
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05 November 2008
A spate of Israeli and Palestinian attacks and counter-attacks in the past 24 hours could spell the end of the five-and-a-half-month truce.
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04 November 2008
One hundred and forty-seven states voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations on Friday to move forward with work on the main elements of an Arms Trade Treaty.
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04 November 2008
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan is leading a mission to Chile to assess the country’s human rights situation.
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03 November 2008
Pakistan is still suffering from the abusive policies put in place one year ago Monday, when General Pervez Musharraf unlawfully declared a state of emergency.
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03 November 2008
The UN Human Rights Committee has called on the Government of the Japan to restore dignity to the survivors of Japan’s military sexual slavery system.
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31 October 2008
Three men convicted of involvement in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, which killed 202 people and injured a further 209, are to be executed in early November.
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31 October 2008
A Cairo Administrative Court has rescinded the government’s decision to dissolve the Association for Human rights and Legal Aid.
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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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