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

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20 March 2013

Bosco Ntaganda, accused of human rights violations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has handed himself over to the US Embassy in Rwanda. Here are 10 facts about the DRC.

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06 March 2013

No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence. 

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26 February 2013

A repressive cycle of widespread human rights violations by the armed forces is making reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire ever more elusive.

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01 February 2013

A new Amnesty International media briefing says the Malian army and Islamist armed groups have committed of serious human rights abuses.

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30 January 2013

Reports that security forces took part in the January attacks that left up to 200 people dead near a goldmine must urgently be investigated.

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24 January 2013

A new Amnesty International report says unlawful killings, torture and other abuses are being used to clamp down on political opponents and activists.

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16 January 2013

Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.

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18 December 2012

The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Congolese armed group leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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23 November 2012

The 16 Days of Activism campaign includes country actions from around the world to convey the global dimension of gender-based violence and militarism.

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19 November 2012

As fighting escalates in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, all sides must take steps to safeguard civilians from attack.

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02 November 2012

Dozens of men and boys have been reportedly shot by Nigerian security forces as an Amnesty International report slammed human rights violations by the security forces in response to Boko Haram violence.

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01 November 2012

The brutal actions of Nigeria's security forces in response to Boko Haram's campaign of terror are making an already desperate situation even worse.

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26 October 2012

The Congolese authorities must open an investigation into the attempted assassination of doctor and activist Denis Mukwege, Amnesty International said.

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08 October 2012

Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.

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20 September 2012

As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.

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08 August 2012

Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.

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18 July 2012

Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.

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02 July 2012

The Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York are an acid test for political leaders to agree rules leading to the end of irresponsible arms transfers.

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12 June 2012

Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.

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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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