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

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01 August 2010

The groundbreaking disarmament and humanitarian treaty bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

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30 July 2010

Pascal Kabungulu was killed five years ago by a group of armed men who broke into his house and shot him dead in front of his family.

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30 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.

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30 July 2010

Joseph Dunia Ruyenzi is one of hundreds of human rights activists in the country who face arrest, harassment, threats and even death over their work.

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30 July 2010

Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested by Iranian forces in the Iraq-Iran border area a year ago.

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30 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.

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29 July 2010

United Nations says an estimated 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water while more than 2.6 billion people have no access to basic sanitation.

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28 July 2010

Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.

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28 July 2010

Yevgeny Yakovenko, who refuses to carry arms because of his pacifist convictions, was amnestied by a panel of judges.

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28 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

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27 July 2010

Timur Tskhovrebov, who was attacked by up to 10 people, believes he was targeted because of his journalistic work and dissenting political views.

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26 July 2010

Following the conviction of prison camp commander Kaing Guek Eav for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International calls on court to redouble its efforts.

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26 July 2010

US military files on the war from 2004-2009, released by website Wikileaks, show that leaders did not know what was happening on the ground.

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23 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers, ahead of a meeting to discuss "problems" relating to their "behaviour".

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23 July 2010

Parliament warned that the proposal, which would hamper arrest warrants being issued for suspected criminals visiting the country, could lead to the UK being seen as a safe haven.

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23 July 2010

The Tribal Law and Order Act, which was passed by the US House of Representatives this week, aims to address public safety issues in Indian territories.

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23 July 2010

Dutch court's verdict is the first time the company has been held criminally accountable for its involvement in exporting the waste to Cote d'Ivoire in 2006.

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23 July 2010

Amendments made by Parliament mean that children previously convicted under anti-terrorism legislation will have their convictions quashed.

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23 July 2010

Hairat Niyaz was convicted on state security charges, apparently for warning the authorities over potential ethnic violence in Xinjiang province on the eve of the July 2009 riots.

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23 July 2010

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the immediate release of an Azerbaijani journalist jailed on fabricated charges after the country's authorities made a last-minute move against a European Court of Human Rights judgment ordering for him to be freed.

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