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New powers announced by Egypt’s President trample the rule of law and herald a new era of repression, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty International says that human rights must be high on the agenda at the G8 summit in 2013 and that policing must respect the right of peaceful protest.
The Government is refusing to publish legal advice on whether plans for secret courts conflict with the right to a fair trial, claiming that “public interest” requires secrecy.
Yesterday (13 November 2012), risking the considerable wrath of his readership, the conservative commentator Peter Oborne made a brief but principled comment on his Daily Telegraph blog.
Proposals to place the internet under the control of a UN technical body could restrict political freedoms and harm civil society, the TUC has warned.
Amnesty International USA will be urging second-term President Barack Obama to finally close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
A prominent Chinese women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in a labour camp, amid protests.
Sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina shattered the lives of thousands of women, a new human rights briefing says.
Participants in a human rights training event in Bangkok have affirmed the religious importance of defending the rights and dignity of all.
Representatives of Asian churches will take part in a regional human rights training event in Thailand, promoting the human dignity of marginalised people.