News & Updates

Illegal Israeli settlement plans threaten Palestinian human rights

15 October 2010

Authorities urged to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units for Israeli civilians in occupied East Jerusalem.

Former Guatemalan officials must face trial over extrajudicial executions

14 October 2010

Former Interior Minister Carlos Vielman and former National Director of Police Erwin Sperisen are among those being investigated over the killings of prisoners in 2005 and 2006.

Moldova commits to international justice

14 October 2010

The country has become the 114th to commit to tackling gross human rights violations by ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

International inquiry needed to address alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka

14 October 2010

Amnesty International declines to appear before Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, saying it does not meet international standards for independent and impartial inquiries.

Sahrawi activists on trial for visiting refugee camps

14 October 2010

Morocco urged to release three men accused of undermining the country's internal security after their visit to camps in Algeria run by the Polisario Front.

Indian government should ensure torture law meets international standards

14 October 2010

The new Bill, which will address many forms of torture routinely employed by Indian police and prison officials, is to be considered by the Select Committee of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

Austria urged to protect Turkmenistani activist in exile

13 October 2010

Farid Tukhbatullin is believed to be at serious risk of harm after he criticized Turkmenistan's human rights record during a television interview.

Bahrain authorities must allow detainees access to lawyers

13 October 2010

Authorities urged to allow political opposition and human rights activists arrested in an August crackdown prompt and regular access to their lawyers and family.

Nigeria must investigate Bundu shooting

11 October 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how in October 2009, security forces opened fire on a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the proposed demolition of their homes in Port Harcourt.

Chinese authorities must reveal whereabouts of wife of peace prize winner

11 October 2010

Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is reported to have been detained by police and forced to leave Beijing to visit her husband in prison in Liao Ning province.

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