Tag Archives: discrimination

Racism, segregation, and rejection: The reality for Romani children in the Czech Republic

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office My colleagues recently told me about a young girl Jana* whom they had met. She told them of how she had been called ‘black mouth’, been told she ‘looked disgusting’, and … Continue reading

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Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher/campaigner and Olof Blomqvist, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific press officer The authorities in Nay Pyi Taw are steering the former authoritarian pariah state to open engagement with the world. Well, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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National sovereignty vs human rights?

By Robin Guittard, Amnesty International Campaigner on the Caribbean. Faced with an Inter-American Court of Human Rights decision that recognized the suffering of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants, the only response that the Dominican Republic could … Continue reading

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A time to grieve and a time to dance

  By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this month. … Continue reading

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Families divided in the Dominican Republic

By Robin Guittard Amnesty International’s campaigner for the Caribbean The Dominican Republic’s nationality rules are a tangle of check-boxes and criteria, but for one family the impact of new legislation could not be more stark. By a fluke of bureaucracy, … Continue reading

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