Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on world leaders and policy makers to
shift the debate on poverty from economics to addressing the human
rights problems that impoverish and keep people poor.
Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to call on Israel
and the authorities in Gaza to immediately open investigations into
alleged war crimes, possible crimes against humanity and other serious
violations of international law reported during the conflict in Gaza
and southern Israel.
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by some
of the members of the Nigerian security forces after three people were
shot dead during a protest against demolition of homes in Rivers State.
Amnesty International has called on all states to suspend international
supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment
that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean
Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence
of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
A Moscow court has found in favour of the president's libel suit against human rights activist Oleg Orlov who accused him of "being
responsible" for the murder of human rights worker Natalia