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29 May 2009

Sri Lanka: UN must publicize civilian casualty figures

The United Nations must immediately publicize its estimate of the number of civilians killed by the two sides in the final weeks of fighting in Sri Lanka, Amnesty Inte
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
28 May 2009


The world is sitting on a social, political and economic time bomb fuelled by an unfolding human rights crisis, said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Ir
22 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council should demand immediate access and accountability

Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a Special Session on Sri Lanka on Tuesday 26 May.

“For t
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
20 May 2009

Russian Federation: Amnesty International launches annual report and second Memorandum to President Medvedev

On 28 May in Moscow, Amnesty International will present the organization's main conclusions regarding the global trends in the protection of human rights and will il
Region Europe And Central Asia
20 May 2009

The Martin Ennals Award 2009 goes to Human Rights Defender from Iran

Today the Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA)
announced as the 2009 Laureate Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights defender b
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
18 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Urgent need for human rights protection

As the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) reaches its final hours and the humanitarian crisis unfolds, Amnesty International is calling
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
18 May 2009

Diary Note: Launch of Amnesty International Report 2009, Thursday 28 May

The Amnesty International Report 2009 launches on Thursday 28 May 2009.
15 May 2009

USA: Return of military commissions would not serve justice

Amnesty International today said that if President Barack Obama revives the military commissions to try Guantánamo detainees he would be “short-changing j
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
15 May 2009

Pakistan: Civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care, water

The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave, Amnesty Inte
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
15 May 2009

Nicaragua: Complete ban on abortion violates Torture Convention

Amnesty International today urged the Nicaraguan authorities to act upon the UN Committee against Torture call for Nicaragua to review its complete ban on abortion w
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua

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