Category Archives: Justice Systems

Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights

A New Year’s message to activists from Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. As a new year begins, I’d like to celebrate some of the things we achieved together in 2013. We are still counting the tweets, good old-fashioned letters, … Continue reading

Posted in Arms Trade, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Control Arms, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Individuals at Risk, International Justice, Syria | 7 Comments

Caravan of hope challenges the Mexican authorities’ neglect

“I want to believe that Álvaro is still alive. His dad often dreams about him and sees him working on a farm.” By Mariano Machain from Amnesty’s Mexico team. This month, a caravan of 44 Central American mothers has toured … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Impunity, Killings and Disappearances, Mexico, Migrants | 2 Comments

Yemen’s response to brazen attacks inadequate

A transparent investigation into Defence Ministry attacks can contribute to success of political transition. By Sevag Kechichian, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Yemen Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is still reeling after the brazen two-pronged attack on the Ministry of Defence, on December … Continue reading

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Russia’s backward march on human rights

By Lev Ponomaryov, head of the Russian non-governmental organization (NGO) For Human Rights, which is embroiled in a court hearing in connection with the so-called “foreign agents law”. The law, enacted by the Russian authorities late last year, requires any … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s misguided attempt to ‘win the world’

By Steve Crawshaw, Director of Amnesty International’s Office of the Secretary General, who is currently in Colombo Everybody in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, knows all about “CHOGM” – pronounced “choggum”. They speak with enthusiasm, resignation or indignation about the … Continue reading

Posted in Disappearances, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Impunity, International Organizations, Killings and Disappearances, Security with Human Rights, Sri Lanka, Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution | Tagged | 3 Comments