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

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18 November 2014
The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said.  »
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.

01 November 2012

The brutal actions of Nigeria's security forces in response to Boko Haram's campaign of terror are making an already desperate situation even worse.

30 October 2012

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire must get a prompt and fair appeal after being convicted in a trial that fell short of international standards.

29 October 2012

For decades the oil industry in Nigeria’s Niger Delta has caused widespread pollution of land and water, damaging people’s ability to fish and farm, and putting their health at risk.

26 October 2012

More than 200 people have faced illegal detention and torture in Côte D’Ivoire, with many still languishing behind bars, Amnesty International can reveal.

26 October 2012

The Congolese authorities must open an investigation into the attempted assassination of doctor and activist Denis Mukwege, Amnesty International said.

19 October 2012

Governor signs execution warrants after prison authorities say that the death row inmates in Benin prison are 'becoming unmanageable.'

08 October 2012

Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.

05 October 2012

An activist in KwaThema township describes how the murder of lesbians in her community provoked anger and fear 

03 October 2012

Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.

03 October 2012

The extra-judicial execution by firing squad of a man in Mali was a horrific and illegal act and those responsible must be held to account, Amnesty International said.

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