Monthly Archives: January 2013

50,000 activists say “NO” to discrimination against Romani people in Italy

By Fernando Chironda from Amnesty International Italy This year, Amnesty International’s campaign for Romani people’s human rights in Italy started out stronger than ever. Last month, we delivered almost 50,000 signatures from all over the world to the Italian Prime … Continue reading

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‘Stop the planes’

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada “Just stop the planes.” That was the plea made by the feisty, determined Khadija when I interviewed her in front of the remains of her home in a small village in Sudan’s … Continue reading

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The Universal Periodic Review, human rights, and Israel: What’s at stake

By Peter Splinter, Amnesty International’s Representative to the United Nations in Geneva If the Israeli government is not careful, it will ruin an important global human rights process for everybody. The Universal Periodic Review, a process to examine states’ human … Continue reading

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Dangerous to stay, dangerous to move – the plight of refugees in Yida

By Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada’s Secretary General and Khairunissa Dhala, South Sudan Researcher 19 January 2013 – It’s been nine months since we last visited the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan and returning now it’s amazing what has … Continue reading

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