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

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09 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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07 July 2009
The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.
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29 June 2009
The law would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public information that can be viewed by children.
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29 June 2009
The Italian Senate is to decide whether or not to pass a controversial draft law that would violate the human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers and could lead to
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17 June 2009

The latest spate of racist attacks on over 100 Romanian people in Northern Ireland is part of a growing trend of discrimination against Roma people across Europe, Am

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04 June 2009
The Lithuanian parliament has voted in favour of a measure that would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public infor
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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18 May 2009
The first ever Baltic Pride march in Riga, Latvia passed off successfully and peacefully - but there was violence at similar events in Russia and Poland.
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15 May 2009
The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted.
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14 May 2009
The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned.
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13 May 2009
A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride march planned to take place this weekend in Riga, Latvia has been thrown into doubt after local councillors att
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01 May 2009

The Roma community and civil society activists in the Czech Republic are to take part in a nationwide protest on Sunday, against the latest violent attack on a Roman

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31 March 2009
The Roma people living under the Bacula overpass in the North of Milan, Italy, were forcibly evicted on Tuesday by local authorities.
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13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
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12 December 2008
Irene Khan has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it has a fundamental role to play as the moral voice of the international community.
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01 October 2008
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists and the participants of the Sarajevo Queer Festival continue to receive death threats.
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26 September 2008
Several people were attacked at the end of the first day of the Sarajevo Queer Festival on Wednesday.
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22 August 2008
Displaced civilians and refugees who fled during the conflict, as well as those who remained in the areas where hostilities have taken place, are in continued need o
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05 June 2008
The Gay Pride march in Riga on Saturday may have passed largely without incident, but elsewhere in Europe, the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
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02 June 2008
The first female judge to work at the High Court in Pakistan, Majida Razvi; a young Brighton-based Zimbabwean, Alois Mbawara; and Murat Kurnaz, released from Guant&aac
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