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

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15 September 2014

The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations.

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21 August 2014

Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue.

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05 August 2014

Questions and answers on the gruesome footage and other evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, which Amnesty International has made public. 

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21 July 2014

Amnesty International called on delegates to the CAR National Reconciliation talks due to take place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on 21-23 July, to ensure that their discussions do not lead to impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations.

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17 July 2014

The United Nations Security Council must impose a comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan, Amnesty International urged after receiving reports of Chinese small arms and ammunition proliferation amongst both sides in the conflict. 

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10 July 2014

The identities of some of those suspected of ordering or committing the atrocities that have been taking place in the Central African Republic have been made public in a new report today.

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08 July 2014

On 9 July, South Sudan will mark three years as an independent state. But the growing pains of the world’s newest country are evident as millions are trapped in a vicious cycle of violence. Here're some of the problems facing South Sudan today.

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08 July 2014

New evidence is emerging of ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both government and opposition forces in South Sudan, Amnesty International said as the country marks its third Independence Day.

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23 May 2014

The interim president of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, must ensure that changes in the makeup of the government do not result in a situation where people suspected of crimes under international law may use government roles to enjoy impunity. 

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16 May 2014

A new interactive map launched by Amnesty International today uses the powerful voices of eyewitnesses and civilians to trace the South Sudan conflict from its origins in Juba in December 2013 up to the present.

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13 May 2014

The Chadian government’s decision to close the country’s lengthy southern border will have a disastrous impact on men, women and children fleeing months of worsening ethnically-motivated violence in the Central African Republic. 

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09 May 2014

Damning testimonies gathered by Amnesty International reveal that Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings about Boko Haram’s armed raid on the state-run boarding school in Chibok which led to the abduction of more than 240 schoolgirls on 14-15 April. 

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08 May 2014

A new investigation into the conflict in South Sudan has revealed horrific atrocities committed by both parties to the conflict, with ethnically motivated attacks on civilians constituting war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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08 May 2014

Following today’s publication of new Amnesty International research on horrific atrocities amid the conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations has released its own comprehensive report echoing calls for accountability for all those responsible for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations.

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02 May 2014

Last night’s deadly car bombing in a suburb of the Nigerian capital Abuja displays a callous disregard for human life and highlights the urgency of bringing an end to the campaign of violence against civilians being waged by Islamist armed groups in Nigeria, Amnesty International said. 

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09 April 2014

An overview of the human rights crisis of historic proportions facing the people of the Central African Republic.

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02 April 2014

The European Union (EU)’s deployment of up to 1,000 troops must only be the beginning of the international community’s renewed response to the violence and ethnic cleansing in the CAR. 

 

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31 March 2014

An increase in attacks by Boko Haram and uncontrolled reprisals by Nigeria’s security forces has seen the death toll in North East Nigeria rise to at least 1,500 people, more than half of whom are civilians, in the first three months of 2014.

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26 March 2014

The European Union (EU) must immediately put into action its plans to deploy peacekeeping troops to protect civilians in the Central African Republic amid a worrying new surge in violence, Amnesty International said today. 

 

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20 March 2014

The decision taken today by Côte d’Ivoire to send former militia leader Charles Blé Goudé, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key step towards justice for the victims of serious crimes following elections three years ago, said Amnesty International.

 

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