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Argentina Discrimination

Summit of the Americas fails to address human rights

The fifth Summit of the Americas has failed to recognize that human rights must be placed at the centre of efforts to confront the many fundamental challenges facing the region. Governments from every country in the Americas, except for Cuba, took part in the four-yearly meeting held in Port of...
Canada Detention

President-elect Obama urged to halt Guantánamo trial

US President-elect Barack Obama is being urged to back up his pledge to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay by calling a halt to the military commission trial scheduled to begin there six days after his inauguration. Amnesty International and other human rights groups are calling on the...
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights resigns

Louise Arbour has confirmed that she is to resign from her position as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She announced on Friday that she will leave office on 30 June. The 61-year-old former Canadian Supreme Court justice disclosed her decision in a speech to the 47-nation UN Human...
Australia Detention

The world shouts ‘Close Guantánamo’

Thousands of people, including Amnesty International members and supporters from around the world, have taken action to mark the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo. Amnesty International staged protests in 30 countries on Friday, 11 January. Click on the pictures to...