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Victims of Kawama demolitions must have justice

25 November 2014 |  by  |  Africa, Corporate Accountability, ESCR Rights  |  No Comments

Exactly five years ago today, life came to an abrupt standstill for the people of Kawama in Katanga province. Hundreds of families woke up to a rude interruption: bulldozers and menacing police poised to destroy their homes and evict them.

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Why I am a member of Amnesty International

24 November 2014 |  by  |  Human Rights Activists  |  No Comments

When I heard about Amnesty International, I wanted to be a member because I wanted to stop bad guys from jailing nice people around the world.

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This little light: 34 years as an Amnesty member

24 November 2014 |  by  |  Human Rights Activists  |  No Comments

Dawn Ibbotson has been a member of Amnesty International NZ for 34 years and, at 99 years old, she shows no signs of slowing down.

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10 ways you can change the world today

24 November 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

It may not get you remembered as a human rights hero – but it’s stuff like this that changes the world.

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Open letter to Putin – 148 NGOs slam ‘foreign agents’ law

24 November 2014 |  by  |  Freedom of Expression  |  No Comments

It’s common knowledge that some members of the Soviet secret services came to work for the KGB after watching films about Soviet secret agents and enemy spies. Some openly admitted it.

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Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

13 November 2014 |  by  |  Asia Pacific, Freedom of Expression  |  No Comments

This week, Myanmar is in the spotlight as world leaders—including the US president, Barack Obama, and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping—descend on the country for two key regional summits, the East Asia Summit and that of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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