End repression of expression: Free Liu Xiaobo

10 December 2010

Dr Liu Xiaobo, prominent Chinese literary scholar and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is serving an 11-year prison sentence on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” imposed after an unfair trial on 25 December 2009.

Respect the rights of the Yakye Axa and Sawhoyamaxa

8 December 2010

Living outside their lands, the communities are not able to carry out their traditional activities, such as fishing, hunting and gathering honey, which are essential to their way of life. Their survival is at risk.

Lithuanian parliament must reject homophobic law

7 December 2010

On 16 December, the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) will vote on a draft law that would punish the “promotion of homosexual relations” with a fine of between 580 and 2,900 Euros.

Authorities must ensure access to reparation for survivors of war rapes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 November 2010

Fifteen years on thousands of women who survived war crimes of sexual violence committed during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still suffering in silence.

Protect indigenous rights in Brazil

19 November 2010

Thirty-five Guarani-Kaiowá Indigenous families of the Laranjeira Ñanderu community, including around 85 children, are living in makeshift shacks by the side of the busy B-163 highway in Mato Grosso do Sul.

End enforced disappearances, torture and political killings in the Philippines

2 February 2011

Hundreds of activists and political dissidents have been forcibly disappeared over the last 10 years in the Philippines.

Stop sexual violence against Nicaraguan girls

25 November 2010

The rape and sexual abuse of girls in Nicaragua is widespread, yet the government is failing to address this hidden human rights emergency.

End segregation of Romani children in Czech schools

15 November 2010

Sabrina started school in 1998, when she was six years old. She was not treated the same as other children in her class.

Turkey: All Children Have Rights

19 November 2010

Since 2006, thousands of children in Turkey, some as young as 12, have been prosecuted under anti-terrorism legislation for their alleged participation in demonstrations

Act now for Saber Ragoubi, Tunisia

6 December 2010

Take action for Saber Ragoubi, who was sentenced to death in Tunisia for belonging to a terrorist organization, which he denies. He was convicted on the basis of a “confession” under torture.

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