Author Archives: Ben Davies

El Salvador’s officials are playing Russian roulette with young woman’s life

By Esther Major, Central America researcher at Amnesty International Less than a month ago, few people knew who Beatriz was. But over the last few days and weeks the horrific plight of this 22-year-old woman in El Salvador has inundated … Continue reading

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Haiti won’t forget the violations of the past

By Chiara Liguori, Amnesty International’s delegate in Haiti. Today is a day of remembrance for Haitians everywhere. On 26 April 1963, after a failed attempt to kidnap the then President François Duvalier’s two children, a radio appeal called on the … Continue reading

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Two years on, no justice for hate crime in South Africa

The ground is dusty and strewn with litter. Trucks trundle up and down the small track to the delivery gate of a busy hardware store in KwaThema, a town near Johannesburg in South Africa. Just a few metres away is … Continue reading

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In the name of my grandfather: My personal search for a lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty

By Alberto Estévez, Amnesty International’s Advocacy Coordinator for the Arms Trade Treaty. It was a special moment I’ll never forget. On Wednesday morning 27 March as I walked towards the UN official giving out copies of the Arms Trade Treaty … Continue reading

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From the battlefield to the courtroom: Bosco Ntaganda in The Hague

By Sophie Rosenberg of the Democratic Republic of Congo research team at Amnesty International It’s been a very swift turn of events. Bosco Ntaganda – until a few days ago – wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was … Continue reading

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