In the 1990s, the United States, though hardly perfect, did more than any other country to promote the responsibility to protect people facing mass atrocities. In Bosnia and Kosovo, though tragically not Rwanda, leaders learned that the slaughter of th…Continue Reading

By Kathryn Achilles, Nigeria campaigner for Amnesty International
Yesterday, in Nigeria’s capital city Lagos, we launched our report, Port Harcourt Demolitions: Excessive Use of Force Against Demonstrators, which details how, on 12 October 2009…Continue Reading

(Brussels) – The arrest in France of a Rwandan rebel leader for serious crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo sends a strong signal that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is at work investigating crimes in the Kivus and will pursue abusive co…Continue Reading

Cloning, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and other science fiction technologies may be beyond our reach with the technology of today, but the ACLU is already considering them and the civil liberties problems they may cause tomorrow.Continue Reading

(Beirut) – Lebanon’s government should resist increasing calls by politicians to resume executions and instead work to abolish the practice, Human Rights Watch said on the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, on October 10, 2010.
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By Lydia Aroyo, Europe and Central Asia Press Officer at Amnesty International
Amnesty International members are arriving today in Belgrade to take part in tomorrow’s Belgrade Pride 2010. They are going to support Serbia’s lesbian, gay, transgender…Continue Reading