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15 June 2010

Israel Gaza commission criticised over transparency and accountability

Amnesty International today criticised Israel’s proposed investigation into its military action against a Gaza aid flotilla on May 31 as lacking in transparency and unlikely to  ensure accountability over the nine deaths of activists during the operation.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
15 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan neighbours urged to open borders

Amnesty International is calling on all countries neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to open their borders to thousands of people desperately seeking refuge from the violence that has engulfed the southern part of the country in the last five days

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
15 June 2010

Ecuador first to ratify new UN mechanism to enforce economic, social and cultural rights

Amnesty International urges other countries to follow Ecuador’s example and ratify a new UN mechanism that will provide access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and who is denied an effective remedy in their own countries.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Americas
Country Ecuador
14 June 2010

EGYPT: BRUTAL POLICE KILLING OF YOUNG MAN MUST BE INVESTIGATED

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate, full and independent investigation into the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Egyptian man, Khaled Mohammed Said, while in the hands of Egyptian security forces in the city of Alexandria on Sunday 6 June.

Tags
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
12 June 2010

Kyrgyz government must protect its population

Amnesty International urges the Kyrgyzstani interim government and local authorities to ensure adequate protection for all Kyrgyzstani citizens and in particular those of Uzbek origin who have been targeted during the violence in the southern part of the country

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
11 June 2010

Colombia: human rights abusers must not be protected from justice

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Impunity
Region Americas
Country Colombia
10 June 2010

Serbia must end forced evictions of Roma

Amnesty International is calling on the Serbian government and Belgrade authorities to stop the forced eviction of Roma from informal settlements in the Serbian capital

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
10 June 2010

Millions suffer in 'human rights free zone' in Northwest Pakistan

Millions of Pakistanis in the northwest tribal areas live in a human rights free zone where they have no legal protection from the government and are subject to abuses by the Taleban, Amnesty International said in a major report released today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Women,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
9 June 2010

Iran: One year on crackdown on dissent widens with hundreds unjustly imprisoned

One year on from Iran’s disputed June 2009 presidential election, Amnesty International has documented a widening crackdown on dissent that has left journalists, students, political and rights activists as well as clerics languishing in prisons.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
9 June 2010

States must not ignore human rights in efforts to end poverty

Governments risk failing some of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups unless human rights are put at the centre of efforts to eradicate poverty, Amnesty International warned today.

Tags
  • Poverty,
  • Demand Dignity

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