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

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17 November 2014

The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests following reports one faces the charge of “inciting subversion”.

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14 November 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately release and refrain from deporting at least 66 refugees from Syria and Gaza, including a number of children, who are unlawfully detained in the country.

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14 November 2014

India’s government has today agreed to use medical and scientific data to accordingly increase a multi-million dollar compensation claim against Union Carbide over the 1984 gas leak from the company's pesticide plant that poisoned more than half a million people. 

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13 November 2014

Court documents revealed by Amnesty International today expose the fact that Shell has repeatedly made false claims about the size and impact of two major oil spills at Bodo in Nigeria in an attempt to minimize its compensation payments.

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12 November 2014

Qatar’s authorities are lagging severely behind on efforts to address the rampant abuse of migrant workers’ rights, Amnesty International said six months after the government announced a series of reforms to tackle exploitation ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

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12 November 2014

The USA should use its appearance before the UN Committee against Torture to commit itself to justice for the grave human rights violations—including torture and enforced disappearances—committed by US personnel.

 

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12 November 2014

US chemical giant Dow has dodged justice again today by failing to comply with an Indian court summons over the catastrophic 1984 gas leak in Bhopal. 

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12 November 2014

 The Mauritanian authorities must stop the harassment, intimidation and repression of anti-slavery activists, Amnesty International said today following the arrest of a number of high-profile campaigners. 

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10 November 2014

Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent.

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10 November 2014

The announcement by Kuwait that tens of thousands of stateless people in the country known as the Bidun might be able to obtain “economic citizenship” of the Union of the Comoros is a shameless betrayal of Kuwait's international human rights obligations.

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08 November 2014

The statement by Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam today that the 43 students who disappeared in September could have been killed, burned and dumped in a river fails to address the government’s complicity in this tragedy.

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07 November 2014

Hollywood movie star Martin Sheen will join Amnesty International’s battle to finally hold Union Carbide accountable for what is widely considered to be one of the world’s worst industrial disasters as he launches his latest film in Los Angeles on Friday.

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07 November 2014

World leaders gathering in Beijing next Monday for the APEC summit, should urge China to release scores of mainland activists detained for peacefully supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.

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07 November 2014

The trial of three people arrested in Cuba during a government crackdown on peaceful protests has been postponed for a fourth time in two and a half years, leaving the detainees in an unfair legal limbo.

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06 November 2014

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must take bold measures to protect civilians amid an escalating wave of sectarian attacks in the central regions of the country, said Amnesty International after visiting some of the most affected areas. 

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06 November 2014

The appalling ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court that could to lead to the country’s withdrawal from the Inter American Court of Human Rights would, if supported by the government, deprive hundreds of thousands of survivors of human rights abuses from any hope of justice

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06 November 2014

The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today. 

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06 November 2014

Legal policies which allow UK intelligence agencies to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in court today in a claim brought by Amnesty International and a Libyan national.

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05 November 2014

Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. 

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