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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.
21 October 2008
Thousands raise voices against poverty
Thousands of people around the world joined together on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise their voices and demand action from governments.
16 October 2008
Five jailed in Chile ten years after Pinochet arrest
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
Human rights violations in cities around the world
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
02 October 2008
No truth, no justice 40 years after Mexico City massacre
Forty years ago, the Mexican army opened fire on students peacefully demonstrating in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, on 2 October 1968.
24 September 2008
Stay of execution for Troy Davis
Troy Davis received a stay of execution on Tuesday less than two hours before he was due to be put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.
12 September 2008
Argentina abolishes the death penalty
This latest initiative paves the way for other countries to follow suit, and makes Argentina the sixth country to ratify all the human rights instruments of the inte
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