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Qatar Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Qatar: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Seventh session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2010

In this submission, Amnesty International provides information as stipulated in the General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the Universal Periodic Review. Amnesty International expresses concerns about human rights violations in the context of the death penalty, restrictions on...
Qatar Migrants

“Dirty, degrading and dangerous”

An estimated 90 million migrants live and work outside their country of birth, many of them having left in search of security and a sustainable livelihood. Many economies have come to rely on migrants who are prepared to work in what are often referred to as “3-D jobs” – dirty, degrading and...
Brazil Armed Conflict

The Wire, May 2005. Vol. 35, No. 4.

1) UN resolution to end impunity in Darfur 2) Brazilian Indians betrayed by government inaction 3) Domestic workers face multiple abuses in Gulf States 4) Peace Community under attack from both sides in Colombia 5) UN Secretary-General proposes bold steps to strengthen human rights 6) Worldwide...
China Death Penalty

Death Penalty News: March 2003

1.) Mass commutations in Kenya and Illinois; 2.) Commutations and releases in Kenya; 3.) Three released in Taiwan; 4.) Foreigner pardoned in Qatar; 5.) Iran quashes death sentence on academic; 6.) Mobile vans use lethal injection to kill Chinese prisoners; 7.) News in brief
Bosnia and Herzegovina Death Penalty

Death penalty news: June 2000

1.USA – Increasing concern over execution of the innocent; 2. UN Commission adopts death penalty resolution; 3. New UN Quinquennial report on capital punishment; 4. China – Extradited man sentenced to death; 5. Guatemala: More televised exactions; 6. News in brief: Bosnia-Herzegovina; Canada;...
Bahrain Corporal Punishment

The death penalty: No solution to illicit drugs

This report provides compelling evidence of the futility and injustice of trying to use the death penalty to suppress drug trafficking and abuse. Some 26 countries have responded to the drug menace by introducing laws which make drug-related offences punishable by death. Thousands of prisoners have...