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

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10 February 2009
As the fighting continues between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), civilians pay the price for both parties' disregard for internatio
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09 February 2009
The report, submitted to the Human Rights Council, also fails to acknowledge that the Mexican government's policies are frequently not implemented or lack impact.
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09 February 2009
Ayatollah Khomeini promised that all Iranians would be free. However, the past 30 years have been characterised by persistent human rights violations.
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06 February 2009
Over 1,600 migrants currently held on the Italian island of Lampedusa are at risk of being forcibly returned to their home countries.
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06 February 2009
Amnesty International has said that the Chinese government’s report to the UN Universal Periodic Review whitewashes serious human rights abuses being committed
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06 February 2009
Amnesty International has called for a temporary truce and for the creation of humanitarian corridors to allow more than quarter of a million trapped civilians to es
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06 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have set free a second hostage in a week with the release of regional deputy Sigifredo López.
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05 February 2009
Those sentenced were accused of leading unrest against unemployment and high living costs in the phosphate-rich Gafsa region of south-east Tunisia earlier in 2008.
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04 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released former governor Alan Jara, who had been held hostage by the guerrilla group since 2001.
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03 February 2009
The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fourth session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group in Geneva.
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02 February 2009
Hundreds of Myanmar's Rohingya people are missing at sea and many more are at risk of drowning after Thai authorities forcibly expelled large groups of Rohingyas see
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02 February 2009
Four Egyptian newspaper editors convicted of publishing offences under a controversial press law have had their one-year prison sentences overturned by a Cairo Appea
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30 January 2009
A law to protect women in Mexico has had no impact in the two years since its inception, leaving the safety of many Mexican women at risk.
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29 January 2009
A prominent human rights lawyer in Indonesia has been cleared of charges relating to a text message he is alleged to have sent to his friends and family contacts.
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28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
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28 January 2009
A bill now before the Nigerian National Assembly aims to outlaw marriages between individuals of the same sex – in a country where homosexuality is already cri
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28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
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28 January 2009
Emergency medical rescue workers, including doctors, paramedics and ambulance drivers, have repeatedly come under fire from Israeli forces in the Gaza conflict while c
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28 January 2009
More than 300,000 civilians are now trapped in the north-eastern part of Sri Lanka as the fighting between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the army intensifies.
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27 January 2009
An anti-personnel weapon designed to penetrate dense vegetation, flechettes should never be used in built-up civilian areas.
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