Nov 21 2008 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: Crisis of North Kivu
What exactly is happening in North Kivu? In late October, the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) armed opposition group launched a major offensive against government military posit...
Nov 19 2008 12:00 am
United Nations: Breakthrough in access to justice for all rights
Amnesty International welcomed today’s adoption of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee in New York...
Nov 19 2008 12:00 am
Sri Lanka:Third of a million people trapped in 'Buffer Zone' as monsoon closes in
Tamil Tigers using civilians as “buffer” against Government forces The Sri Lankan government must immediately end its policy of blocking humanitarian aid needed to reach an estimated 300,000 displaced...
Nov 19 2008 12:00 am
Chinese prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei - released
Prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei was released on 23 July 2008, roughly four months before the end of his term of re-education through labour. Amnesty were asked not to make this news public until Bu...
Nov 18 2008 12:00 am
Tunisia: Former political prisoners face harassment
The hunger strike staged since 2 October by former political prisoner, Abdellatif Bouhajila, to protest against the authorities’ denial to grant him access to medical care and to issue him a passport...
Nov 18 2008 12:00 am
Georgia-Russia conflict: Thousands still can't return to own homes - new report
Safe return across ‘twilight zone’ needed One hundred days after this autumn’s Georgia-Russia conflict, over 20,000 ethnic Georgians are still unable to return to their homes in South Ossetia, said Am...
Nov 17 2008 12:00 am
Uganda: Former child soldiers and rape victims failed by government
Hundreds of thousands of men, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Children's rights who were abducted, raped or beaten by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) during the 20-year...
Nov 17 2008 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: Human rights group urge special session of Human Rights Council
As the civilian death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to rise, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and more than 40 other organisations active in Africa warned today tha...
Nov 14 2008 12:00 am
Gaza: Israeli blockade worsening humanitarian crisis
“We are sitting at home in the dark; the Children's rights don’t know what to do with themselves. We can’t do anything. For how long must we live like this?” - resident of Gaza City Amnesty Internatio...
Nov 14 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty condemns homophobia in New Europe as photo exhibition opens in Glasgow
Human rights campaigners today (15TH November) published information showing deep-rooted prejudice and intolerance towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) people across Eastern Europe. A...