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.
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.
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.
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.