Protect Girls in Domestic Labour in Haiti

24 November 2009

Children in domestic service live with a host family undertaking domestic chores in return for their board and lodging. They are frequently exploited, ill treated and denied their right to education, healthcare and food. Their situation has been described as a form of modern slavery by the UN.

Protect residents of Cairo living in 'unsafe areas'

17 November 2009

Egyptian authorities are developing plans to address problems in Cairo’s ‘unsafe areas’ without adequately consulting affected communities.

South Korea must establish an official moratorium on executions

30 October 2009

Since the beginning of 2009, Amnesty International has been concerned that the South Korean government is taking steps towards resuming executions. Sixty prisoners currently remain under sentence of death.

Denied protection in Turkey - refugees unlawfully detained

27 October 2009

Every year, thousands of people from countries including Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran arrive in Turkey seeking protection from persecution.

Demand justice for killing of journalist in Mexico

23 October 2009

On 27 October 2006, US video journalist Brad Will was shot and killed as he filmed clashes in Oaxaca City.

Bhopal - Indian government must end 25 years of injustice

16 October 2009

When thousands of tonnes of deadly chemicals leaked from Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal, India on 2 December 1984, around half a million people were exposed.

Call on chemical company to address the legacy of Bhopal

16 October 2009

When thousands of tonnes of deadly chemicals leaked from Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal, India on 2 December 1984, around half a million people were exposed.

Upholding human rights while confronting climate change

29 September 2009

Unless states take prompt, adequate action to address its effects, climate change could become a major threat to the realization of human rights.

Sudanese authorities must abolish the punishment of flogging and repeal discriminatory laws

24 August 2009

Thirteen girls and women were arrested in July for wearing trousers. Ten were punished with 10 lashes and a fine. Lubna Ahmed Al Hussein has refused the pardon offered her, bringing attention to the violation of the rights of girls and women in Sudan.

Seven more ratifications needed for Enforced Disappearance Convention to enter into force

28 August 2009

Governments use enforced disappearance as a tool of repression to silence dissent and eliminate political opposition, as well as to persecute ethnic, religious and political groups. Seven more countries need to commit to the UN's Convention on Enforced Disappearance for it to come into force.

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