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13 November 2014

Court documents expose Shell’s false claims on Nigeria oil spills

Court documents revealed by Amnesty International today expose the fact that Shell has repeatedly made false claims about the size and impact of two major oil spills at Bodo in Nigeria in an attempt to minimize its compensation payments. The documents also show that Shell has known for years that its pipelines in the Niger Delta were old and faulty.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
13 November 2014

India: Convictions by Indian Army in Machil 'fake encounter case' a welcome measure

Amnesty International India welcomes recent measures taken by Indian Army authorities indicating a commitment to deliver justice for victims of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
13 November 2014

Amnesty International to launch briefing on Indonesia’s repressive blasphemy laws

On Friday 21 November 2014, Amnesty International will launch a new report on Indonesia’s blasphemy laws.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
12 November 2014

Qatar: Steps to end migrants’ exploitation ahead of World Cup ‘woefully insufficient’

Qatar’s authorities are lagging severely behind on efforts to address the rampant abuse of migrant workers’ rights, Amnesty International said in a briefing published six months after the government announced a series of reforms to tackle exploitation ahead of the 2022 World Cup. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Qatar
12 November 2014

USA should use UN hearing to address ‘shocking accountability gap’ on torture

The USA should use its appearance before the UN Committee against Torture to commit itself to justice for the grave human rights violations—including torture and enforced disappearances—committed by US personnel in recent years, said Amnesty International.

Region Americas
Country USA
12 November 2014

India: Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing over Bhopal disaster

US chemical giant Dow has dodged justice again today by failing to comply with an Indian court summons over the catastrophic 1984 gas leak in Bhopal which left thousands dead and many more with chronic and debilitating illnesses, Amnesty International said. 

 

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Impunity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
12 November 2014

USA recognizes that the Convention Against Torture applies at Guantánamo

Today the US government finally acknowledged that the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) applies at its Guantánamo Bay detention facility.

Region Americas
Country USA
12 November 2014

Mauritania must end clamp down on anti-slavery activists

The Mauritanian authorities must stop the harassment, intimidation and repression of anti-slavery activists, Amnesty International said today following the arrest of a number of high-profile campaigners. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Individuals at Risk
Region Africa
Country Mauritania
10 November 2014

Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law

Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent, Amnesty International said.

Tags
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines
10 November 2014

Kuwait ‘playing games’ with lives of more than 100,000 Bidun residents

The announcement by Kuwait that tens of thousands of stateless people in the country known as the Bidun might be able to obtain “economic citizenship” of the Union of the Comoros, an impoverished archipelago off eastern Africa, is a shameless betrayal of Kuwait's international human rights obligations, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Kuwait

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