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

Regional News

from Africa

04 March 2009
Sudanese authorities have a legal obligation to arrest President al Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed during the conf
24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
24 February 2009
Nigeria’s state governments have been urged not to extend the death penalty to include crimes such as kidnapping.
11 February 2009
Two journalists have been attacked, one fatally, in less than a week in Somalia.
28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
28 January 2009
A bill now before the Nigerian National Assembly aims to outlaw marriages between individuals of the same sex – in a country where homosexuality is already cri
22 January 2009
The Supreme Court of Uganda has ruled however, that the death penalty per se remains constitutional.
20 January 2009
Questions and answers with Somali human rights activist, Zam Zam Adbullahi.
16 January 2009
The President of Zambia has commuted the death sentences of 53 prisoners to custodial sentences.
16 January 2009
A Sudanese opposition leader has been arrested after calling on Sudan's president to present himself to the International Criminal Court.
14 January 2009
Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted from her home by armed state security agents, at around 5am on 3 December 2008.
09 January 2009
The outgoing President of Ghana, John Kufuor, commuted all death sentences in the country.
08 January 2009
Professor John Evans Atta Mills must make human rights central to his political programme. In a new document, Amnesty International has highlighted seven key human rig
08 January 2009
The Charities and Societies Proclamation law could criminalise the human rights activities of both foreign and domestic non-governmental organizations.
06 January 2009
A worker with the United Nations World Food Programme was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Somalia, highlights the dangerous environment in which journalists
24 December 2008
Jestina Mukoko, the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), who was abducted from her home on 3 December, has been left by her abductors at Matapi Police Stati
24 December 2008
Zimbabweans are facing yet another difficult year in 2009, unless a political settlement is found to arrest the fast deteriorating socio-economic conditions in the c
19 December 2008
A former senior defence official was convicted on Thursday of instigating Rwanda's 1994 genocide and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.
19 December 2008
A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.
18 December 2008
Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T
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