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Amnesty reports on how governments fail human rights defenders
Dec05

Amnesty reports on how governments fail human rights defenders

States around the world are failing to effectively protect people who defend human rights, with a resulting rise in preventable killings and enforced disappearances, says Amnesty International said in a new report that follows other verifiable  accounts of how governments are abetting in the elimination of another ‘endangered species’—journalists. Amnesty’s new report, Deadly but Preventable Attacks: Killings and Enforced...

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Amnesty sees rights in retreat worldwide
Feb24

Amnesty sees rights in retreat worldwide

The world is experiencing a global assault on fundamental rights and everyone can consider their rights to be in jeopardy, advocacy group  Amnesty International said [24 February 2016]. In its Annual Report for 2015 to 2016, the campaign group said many governments across a wide geographical spectrum have brazenly broken international law and are deliberately undermining institutions meant to protect people’s rights. Nor is the threat...

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Fear and loathing of Human Rights Act. Are only the media to blame?
Aug08

Fear and loathing of Human Rights Act. Are only the media to blame?

British media especially “the popular press” has played a major role in demonising the Human Rights Act, LSE Emeritus Professor Michale Zander said in an article for New Law Journal and cited by the Press Gazette. The Human Rights law has been attacked in Britain because it is allegedly abused by lawyers on behalf of people caught up in various instances of litigation related to the globally discredited ‘War on...

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Mass sentencing in Egypt dismays Berlin
Feb05

Mass sentencing in Egypt dismays Berlin

Germany voiced its concern (5 February 2015) over the mass sentencing of 230 people to life imprisonment in Egypt. A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson in Berlin said, “Once again an Egyptian court has handed down a disproportionately harsh mass sentence to hundreds of defendants, a move which is a serious violation of their right to a fair and proper trial. The German Government urgently calls on the authorities in Egypt to...

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