Daily Archives: 12 March 2013

Hungary’s constitutional undermining of internationally protected human rights

By Dorottya Atol, Amnesty International Hungary Hungary is about to take a leap backwards when it comes to guaranteeing human rights and basic freedoms including a deeply limited definition of “family” in its new constitution. The fourth amendment to Hungary’s … Continue reading

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Why there is no peace time for women

Widney Brown is senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International. She will attend the diplomatic conference on the arms trade treaty taking place in New York this month. That women and girls are singled out during armed … Continue reading

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Youth activists take over Amnesty’s headquarters to do the Obama Harlem Shake!

By Michael Parsons, Activism Unit Assistant Late on a Tuesday in early March, I found myself standing in the middle of a conference room at Amnesty’s International Secretariat in London, UK, surrounded by multicoloured balloons. Only half an hour earlier … Continue reading

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