Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nigeria oil judgment – A small step in the journey from travesty to justice

By Dr Kolawole Olaniyan, Legal Advisor, Amnesty International Last week something momentous happened – and those of us who campaign for justice for the victims of oil spills in the Niger Delta had good cause to feel Christmas had come … Continue reading

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Solidarity and song

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women leave their homes and families to make a living as domestic workers abroad – cleaning, cooking and looking after children and the elderly. Many end up underpaid, isolated and vulnerable to abuse. Sringatin, who … Continue reading

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Division, distrust and despair – Egypt votes on a new Constitution

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s North Africa Researcher Arriving in Cairo a few days before the constitutional referendum held on Saturday 15 December, I couldn’t remember a more bitterly divided and polarized Egypt. During my last visit to the country … Continue reading

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Write for Rights 2012/Dominican Republic: We don’t live; we simply survive

A message from Ana Montilla, whose husband Juan Almonte is still missing. A member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, he disappeared on his way to work on 28 September 2009 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after witnesses saw … Continue reading

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Army out of the barracks back on the streets

President Mohamed Morsi decision to give the army new policing powers has raised new concerns about Egypt’s future, raked up painful memories of the past. In protests around the Presidential Palace on Friday, we saw tanks and armoured vehicles belonging … Continue reading

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