Category Archives: International Justice

The power of insistence

Political prisoner Albin Kurti represented himself in court using Amnesty’s Fair Trial Manual – and was released. To mark our publication today of the new, updated manual, he told us his story. Activists, lawyers, judges, trial observers and the UN … Continue reading

Posted in Europe And Central Asia, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Justice, Unfair Trials | 1 Comment

Why Kenya’s president must face ICC

By Netsanet Belay, Africa director at Amnesty International. Like so many thousands of Kenyans, Pamela, David and Kanu are all still struggling to piece their lives together nearly six years after the violence that rocked parts of Kenya following the … Continue reading

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Can the UN get Sri Lanka to #TellTheTruth?

Activists have fought tirelessly to keep Sri Lanka’s human rights crisis on the international agenda. Their courage and persistence could finally be paying off. By Yolanda Foster from Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka team People who have suffered human rights abuses … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Internally Displaced People, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Sri Lanka, Torture and Ill-treatment, UN | Tagged | 14 Comments

Welcome to WIRE September/October

Activism is infectious. When one person picks up the courage to take a stand, it inspires others to follow. The coup in Chile on 11 September 1973, and the human rights abuses that followed, shocked people worldwide into standing up … Continue reading

Posted in Chile, Disappearances, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Prisoners of Conscience, Torture and Ill-treatment, Unlawful Detention, Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution | Tagged | 13 Comments