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

Regional News

from Africa

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.

16 January 2013

Okay Machisa, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, is denied bail and remanded in custody until 30 January.

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.

14 January 2013

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

08 January 2013

The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals.

21 December 2012

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

20 December 2012

Kenya’s decision to place refugees and asylum seekers in camps away from urban centres is discriminatory and unlawful.

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.

18 December 2012

These countries have potentially left their doors open to those suspected of crimes under international law.

12 December 2012

Sudan must end its violent repression of demonstrations, Amnesty International said in the wake of a week of unrest that saw many protesters arrested or injured.

10 December 2012

Failure to clean-up pollution leaves FTSE 100 company exposed to potential bill of billions.

26 November 2012

The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee has given a major boost to civil society organizations fighting for an end to FGM.

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.

23 November 2012

Côte d’Ivoire must ensure Simone Gbagbo is surrendered to The Hague immediately to comply fully with the ICC Prosecutor's investigation into crimes against humanity.

22 November 2012

Poor people are particularly at risk of being locked up for months, sometimes years, in squalid cells without having committed a crime.

20 November 2012

Security forces have carried out widespread state killings of civilians over cattle theft, and failed to protect hundreds from mass murder.

19 November 2012

As fighting escalates in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, all sides must take steps to safeguard civilians from attack.

05 November 2012

South Sudan should join the great majority of United Nations members that have abolished the death penalty in law or practice.

05 November 2012

Malawi's suspension of laws criminalising same sex sexual conduct pending a decision on whether or not to repeal them is a historic step in the fight against discrimination in the country.

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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