30 April 2010
As the technology and innovation showcase, Expo 2010, begins in Shanghai, many local housing rights activists are being silenced by the Chinese authorities.
7 May 2010
Thousands face beatings, abduction, rape or even murder as they make their way to the USA hoping for a new life.
Hundreds of people, including children, are victims of enforced disappearance in Pakistan but the government lacks the political will to trace them.
Hundreds of pregnant women in Peru are dying. In many cases, these deaths could be avoided if the government provided equal health services across the country.
On 8 August 2007, Ibragim Gazdiev was reportedly seized by armed men and has never been seen since. No effective steps have been taken to trace him.
The authorities must urgently address a key barrier to women’s enjoyment of their right to health – the lack of reliable, affordable and safe transport.
During the war in Kosovo in 1999, over 3,000 ethnic Albanians were the victims of enforced disappearances. Very little has been done to bring them justice.
Dhondup Wangchen is serving a six-year sentence for a documentary he made prior to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 in Qinghai province.
14 May 2010
Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people will be at risk if the UN mission leaves the country or its mandate to protect civilians is not renewed.
The future of ‘Aqaba, a small village in the north-east of the occupied West Bank, is at risk. For years its inhabitants have feared losing their homes.