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

Regional News

from Africa

18 November 2008
Over forty organizations active in Africa warn that the situation in the eastern DRC is at risk of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, as the civilian death toll
11 November 2008
More than 250,000 people have so far fled the ongoing violence, bringing the total number of displaced people in the province to at least 1.2 million.
06 November 2008
The leaders of Zimbabwean activist movement, Women of Zimbabwe Arise, have been released on bail after three weeks in detention.
04 November 2008
One hundred and forty-seven states voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations on Friday to move forward with work on the main elements of an Arms Trade Treaty.
31 October 2008
The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea
31 October 2008
Previously reported to be 23 years old, the girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.
30 October 2008
The humanitarian and human rights crisis in North Kivu province is worsening rapidly as rebel forces threaten to overwhelm government troops and the UN peacekeeping fo
28 October 2008
The leaders of the activist organisation Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, were denied bail on Monday following their arrest on
22 October 2008
The detention of two activists from the Women of Zimbabwe Arise has been extended until Friday.
20 October 2008
The leaders of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were arrested after leading a peaceful protest of about 200 activists demanding immediate access to food aid in Zimbabwe.
17 October 2008
This year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a call to everyone, from policy makers to the public, to recognise the rights and dignity of people l
16 October 2008
Chile's Supreme Court jailed five retired military officials on Wednesday for involvement in the "Caravan of Death" – one of the cases for which Augu
06 October 2008
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
06 October 2008
The choice of the Angolan capital Luanda to lead the global observance of this year's World Habitat Day provoked controversy among housing and human rights organizat
23 September 2008
The political crisis in Zimbabwe has been characterised by a series of politically-motivated violations of civil, political, social and economic rights against real
15 September 2008
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has signed a power-sharing agreement with the leaders of the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change, but the implica
20 August 2008
After eight alleged members of the Justice and Equality Movement were sentenced to death by Sudan's Anti-Terrorism Special Courts, the government prepares to try anoth
15 August 2008
Nearly 80 organisations, including a number of Amnesty International's African sections, have come together to show solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe.
25 July 2008
As the country's government and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) prepare to enter power-sharing talks, Amnesty International says that human right
18 July 2008
Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has applied for the issuance of an arrest warrant against Omar El Bashir for 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and wa
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