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

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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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11 February 2013

Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.

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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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16 January 2013

The remaining charges against Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko must be dropped and she must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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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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14 January 2013

French forces in Mali are urged to give civilians as much warning of attacks as possible, as the conflict intensifies.

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21 December 2012

The newly-approved international armed intervention is likely to increase the scale of human rights violations already happening.

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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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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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03 October 2012

Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.

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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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11 July 2012

An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.

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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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