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10 December 2008
Time for a global response to global problems
Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu
09 December 2008
Human Rights Defender in Venezuela: José Luis Urbano
José Luis Urbano is the president of the Foundation for the Defence of the Right to Education (Asociación Pro-Defensa del Derecho a la Educación
05 December 2008
Still no justice for Guatemala massacre victims after 26 years
Those who executed and planned the massacre of 250 people in Dos Erres have never been convicted. The case has been paralysed by constant appeals, and shows no signs o
28 November 2008
China, Iran and Jamaica go against trend on executions
The execution of a Chinese scientist on Friday is the latest in a series of executions that are going against the global trend towards a moratorium on the death pena
25 November 2008
Colombia's 'Victims Law' is discriminatory
A draft law in Colombia aiming to grant reparation to victims of the country's 40-year conflict has been called "discriminatory" by Amnesty International.
24 November 2008
Political violence in Nicaragua out of control
Clashes between supporters of the government party and those of the opposition, have been fuelled by accusations of fraud and vote rigging during this month's election
21 November 2008
Tireless witness to state killing
An interview with Sister Prejean, Roman Catholic nun, formidable campaigner against the death penalty and author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Dead Man Walking
21 November 2008
Bolivia's constitution – civil conflict and social progress
If passed, President Evo Morales' new constitution will represent the most significant advancement of economic, social and cultural rights the country has seen in ma
20 November 2008
Colombian president should stop false accusations against human rights groups
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch release a joint statement, after both were verbally attacked by President Uribe, for issuing reports in October criticizi
18 November 2008
President-elect Obama recommits to closing Guantánamo and ending torture
'Early action' promised on closing the detention centre at Guantánamo Bay and ensuring that the USA does not resort to torture.
11 November 2008
Europe urged to protect Guantanamo detainees who cannot be returned home
Five human rights groups urged governments to accept into their countries, those detainees who will not be charged with any crime but who cannot be returned to their
10 November 2008
New bill a major step backwards for human rights in Peru
If approved, the bill would grant amnesty to members of the military and police involved in any violations of human rights.
07 November 2008
Amnesty International assesses human rights in Chile
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has issued an assessment of the human rights situation in the country and a set of recommendations address
05 November 2008
President-elect Obama: 100 days to demonstrate commitment to human rights
Amnesty International is calling on US president elect Barack Obama to take concrete steps to demonstrate commitment to human rights.
05 November 2008
Amnesty International visits indigenous communities in Chile
Secretary General Irene Khan talks to the people of the city of Temuco as part of a mission to assess the country's human rights situation.
04 November 2008
Landslide UN vote in favour of developing an Arms Trade Treaty
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.
04 November 2008
Amnesty International visits Chile 10 years after Pinochet arrest
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan is leading a mission to Chile to assess the country’s human rights situation.
31 October 2008
Chuckie Taylor convicted of torture
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
29 October 2008
Another stay of execution for Troy Davis
Troy Davis was granted a provisional stay of execution on Friday, just three days before he was scheduled to be put to death.
22 October 2008
Contested land in Brazil handed to state
Multinational Syngenta has given its experimental farm in Paraná state to the state government, ending a long standing violent conflict over the site.
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