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25 September 2014

Cambodia: New deal with Australia signs away refugee rights

A new low in Australia’s deplorable and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers has been reached with a deal to apparently ship refugees to Cambodia, where respect for their human rights cannot be guaranteed, said Amnesty International.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
24 September 2014

Pre-election human rights manifesto for Tunisia released

As Tunisia prepares for upcoming legislative and presidential elections Amnesty International has issued a manifesto for human rights outlining 10 pledges electoral candidates must commit to in order to deliver on human rights for all Tunisians. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
24 September 2014

European companies allowed to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, ahead of weak new legislation being discussed in Parliament.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights
23 September 2014

China’s booming torture trade revealed

The flourishing trade, manufacture and export of tools of torture by Chinese companies is fuelling human rights violations across Africa and Asia, new research by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation reveals. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
23 September 2014

China: Deplorable life sentence for Uighur academic

The life sentence handed down by a Chinese court to prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti on charges of “separatism” is an affront to justice.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
23 September 2014

Protection of Syrian civilians must be world’s priority, humanitarian and human rights groups demand

Any further intervention in the Middle East must include plans to address the suffering of Syrian civilians, a global coalition of 39 leading human rights and humanitarian organizations said today. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
23 September 2014

Malaysia: Sedition investigation into opposition leader politically motivated

The Malaysian authorities’ sedition investigation into opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is blatantly politically motivated and the latest move in a widespread crackdown on dissent using the colonial-era Sedition Act, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
23 September 2014

Chad: Proposed anti-gay law will fuel homophobia

A draft Bill will fuel homophobia and represents a major backwards step for human rights in Chad if passed into law, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Chad
23 September 2014

Dropped anti-abortion bill must usher in better protection of women’s rights in Spain

The abandoning of a draconian anti-abortion bill that threatened the health, dignity and lives of women and girls in Spain is a step in a positive direction, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • My Body My Rights
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Spain
22 September 2014

Turkey: Closing border crossings with Syria will put lives in jeopardy

The Turkish authorities must ensure that the country’s borders are kept open to those fleeing conflict and human rights abuses in Syria and Iraq, said Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey

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