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A new law passed by the Indian Parliament aimed at addressing sexual violence, while positive in some respects, has several deficiencies and illegalities.
A new UN resolution does a good job of highlighting past and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, but not yet to establish a justice procedure.
Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes.
The execution of seven men in Saudi Arabia after they allegedly made forceded 'confessions' is an act of sheer brutality, Amnesty International says.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
The arrest of the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, is an example of selective justice from the authorities, Amnesty International says.
It is premature for the UN Security Council to consider lifting an arms embargo on Somalia, leading to armed groups getting even more weapons.
Amnesty International has warned that the government is “just not listening” to widespread criticism of its proposed secret justice measures.
Amnesty has urged the new Italian government and municipal authorities in Rome to end policies which deny Roma communities access to social housing.
Media reports of South African police tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocking”, says Amnesty International.