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29 July 2010

States urged to support rights to water and sanitation

Amnesty International today called on all UN members to uphold the rights to water and sanitation, after the General Assembly voted in favour of recognising the rights.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
28 July 2010

Japan executions of two men condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Japan
27 July 2010

Greece must stop treating migrants as criminals

Amnesty International is urging the Greek authorities to immediately review their policy of locking up irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including many unaccompanied children

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece
27 July 2010

South Ossetia civil society activist beaten

Amnesty International is calling on the de facto authorities in South Ossetia to conduct a full, prompt and impartial investigation into an attack on a prominent journalist and civil society activist

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Georgia
26 July 2010

Cambodia: More prosecutions must follow Khmer Rouge conviction

Amnesty International is urging a special court to redouble its efforts to prosecute Khmer Rouge-era criminals, following the landmark conviction today of a notorious prison camp commander of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
26 July 2010

Afghanistan leak exposes NATO’s incoherent civilian casualty policy

Amnesty International is calling on NATO to provide a clear, unified system of accounting for civilian casualties in Afghanistan, as leaked war logs paint a picture of an incoherent process of dealing with civilian casualties.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
26 July 2010

Egypt authorities must ensure witness protection in police brutality trial

The Egyptian authorities must ensure witnesses called in the trial of two police officers accused over the beating to death of a man outside an Alexandria internet café are protected against possible reprisals, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
23 July 2010

Trafigura found guilty in toxic waste dumping tragedy

Amnesty International today welcomed the guilty verdict by a Dutch court against the multinational company, Trafigura, for delivering hazardous waste to Amsterdam while concealing the true nature of the waste, and for exporting the waste to Cote D’Ivoire.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights
Region Africa
23 July 2010

China: Uighur journalist given 15-year prison term

Amnesty International has condemned a 15 year prison sentence reportedly imposed on a Uighur journalist who warned Chinese authorities over potential ethnic violence in Xinjiang province on the eve of the July 2009 riots.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
22 July 2010

UK justice proposal would lead to impunity for war crimes and torture

Amnesty International is urging the UK parliament to reject a government proposal that would hamper arrest warrants being issued for suspected war criminals and torturers visiting the country, warning that it could lead to the UK being seen as a safe haven for international criminals.

Tags
  • International Justice,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK

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