Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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18 April 2013

Two employees of the Afghan Red Crescent Society are killed when their vehicle comes under fire.

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09 April 2013

A recent spike in civilian deaths in Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for all parties to the conflict to take greater precautions to avoid civilian casualties, Amnesty International said today.

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17 January 2013

Following protests against unlawful killings across the Tribal Areas, Pakistan's authorities must investigate and bring anyone identified as responsible to justice in fair trials.

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15 January 2013

Myanmar must take all possible steps to avoid civilian casualties in Kachin state, Amnesty International said after three people were killed in air strikes.

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21 December 2012

Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south of the country.

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01 November 2012

The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo’s continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.

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19 October 2012

Urgent steps are needed if Afghanistan is to avoid a repeat of the deaths among children and adults in the country’s displacement camps that occurred during last year’s bitterly cold winter.

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13 September 2012

Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.

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22 June 2012

The deaths of 15 civilians in a Taleban attack on a hotel outside Kabul underscores the need to bring to justice all those responsible for war crimes.

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11 June 2012

Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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12 March 2012

Amnesty International has called for greater accountability for civilian casualties, after a US soldier killed 16 people in Kandahar province.

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23 February 2012

Afghan authorities have failed to help some 500,000 displaced people who are struggling to survive in Kabul slums, a new Amnesty report says.

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08 February 2012

A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.

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31 January 2012

Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.

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30 November 2011

US Secretary of State's landmark visit to Myanmar can only be seen a success if authorities make bold human rights reforms.

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01 November 2011

Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.

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12 September 2011

The UN needs to act now to end the crisis of impunity that lingers in Sri Lanka more than two years after the civil war ended.

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07 September 2011

NATO's decision to end detainee transfers to Afghan prisons highlights the international forces' failure to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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