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27 May 2014

Senegal: Human rights of communities trampled in “Gold Rush”

Rights to land are being sold from beneath the feet of rural communities in mining areas as the government of Senegal grants concessions to mining companies without safeguarding human rights in a flagrant breach of their duty under international law, a new report by Amnesty International published today has found.

Region Africa
Country Senegal
23 May 2014

Central African Republic: Change in Government must not lead to impunity

The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, must ensure that changes in the makeup of the government do not result in a situation where people suspected of crimes under international law may use government roles to enjoy impunity, said Amnesty International today.

Region Africa
23 May 2014

Crimean Tatars: At risk of persecution and harassment in the new Crimea

Crimean Tatars face an uncertain future in the annexed peninsula, said Amnesty International today, ahead of presidential elections in Ukraine in which they and other residents of Crimea will no longer be able to take part

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
23 May 2014

Egypt: Post-election fears for human rights as impunity holds fast

Egypt is likely to continue to face a downward spiral of human rights abuses following the presidential elections, after candidates failed to commit to much-needed reforms to ensure those responsible for abuse face justice, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
23 May 2014

Russian NGOs fighting for their lives

A Moscow court has upped the ante in the Russian government’s assault on independent civil society by refusing to overturn an order forcing a leading human rights organisation to register as a “foreign agent”

Region Europe And Central Asia
23 May 2014

Thailand: Protest arrests set “dangerous precedent”, military regime must show restraint

The new Thai military regime has imposed harsh restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly that should be repealed immediately, Amnesty International said as the army dispersed a peaceful protest today and reportedly arrested at least three people.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
23 May 2014

Kenya: Somalis scapegoated in counter-terror crackdown

Kenya’s Somali community is being scapegoated in a counter-terror operation which has seen thousands subjected to arbitrary arrest, harassment, extortion, ill-treatment, forcible relocation and expulsion, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
23 May 2014

Kenya: Somalis scapegoated in counter-terror crackdown

Kenya’s Somali community is being scapegoated in a counter-terror operation which has seen thousands subjected to arbitrary arrest, harassment, extortion, ill-treatment, forcible relocation and expulsion, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
22 May 2014

Zimbabwe: Anniversary of new Constitution no cause for celebration

Legislation restricting internationally recognized human rights is still in place in Zimbabwe, one year after the new Constitution was signed into law promising improved civil liberties for all, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
22 May 2014

UN: Russian and Chinese vetoes of Syria ICC resolution ‘callous’

Russia and China have displayed a chilling disregard for countless victims of serious human rights abuses in Syria by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution today to refer the situation to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Amnesty International. 

 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Conflict in Syria,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • MENA unrest,
  • United Nations,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria

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