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The state of the world's human rights

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02 May 2012

Violent clashes in the North Kivu region of DR Congo have caused at least three deaths and prompted thousands of civilians to flee the area.

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19 April 2012

Amnesty International is calling on the DRC to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and hand him over to the ICC to face trial without further delay.

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02 April 2012

Tuareg and Islamist armed groups in northern Mali have taken control of the cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu amid a military coup in the country.

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14 March 2012

In its landmark first verdict, the International Criminal Court convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for the war crime of using child soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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08 March 2012

The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.

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23 February 2012

Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.

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16 February 2012

Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.

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16 February 2012

The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

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19 December 2011

Members of the opposition in the DRC have been targeted in dozens of politically motivated arrests by the security forces since elections last month.

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23 September 2011

Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, charged with 53 counts of murder, has been granted amnesty by a Ugandan court.

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14 July 2011

Government urged to investigate the arbitrary and unlawful killings carried out in response to bombings by the Islamist group, Boko Haram.

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08 July 2011

As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.

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23 June 2011

A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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12 April 2011

Perceived supporters of former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo are at risk of violent reprisals despite President Alassane Outtara’s call for Ivorians to abstain from violence.

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31 March 2011

Violence has escalated as the Republican Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara advance in the west and centre of the country.

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18 March 2011

At least 20 people were killed and around 60 injured when forces loyal to the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo fired shells into an Abidjan market

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04 March 2011

Large parts of the country are now suffering from poor sanitation and disrupted medical facilities, according to information gathered by Amnesty International.

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01 March 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

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12 January 2011

Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.

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