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General view of the National Assembly during a debate to extend a state of emergency, 19 November 2015
05/02/2016 - FRANCE

French MPs to debate post-attacks constitution changes

French lawmakers have begun debating proposals to change the constitution to strip dual nationals of their French citizenship in terrorism cases and enshrine in the text controversial measures put in ...
Police patrol Paris's La Défense business district
04/02/2016 - FRANCE

Amnesty International, rights ombudsman slam France's state of emergency

France's state of emergency has devastated hundreds of lives, human-rights group Amnesty International declared in a report issued Thursday that calls on the government not to extend the measure, introduced after the November Paris attacks.

Uganda has banned women from working as maids in Saudi Arabia.
27/01/2016 - UGANDA

Uganda bans maids from working in Saudi Arabia

The Ugandan government has banned Ugandan women from going to work as maids in Saudi Arabia, following reports of employer abuse and poor working conditions.
A protest against house arrests outside of the French Council of State in Paris in December 2015
26/01/2016 - France

Does France's state of emergency stop terrorists?

France is preparing to extend its state of emergency, which rights groups say is akin to letting terrorists win.
02/01/2016 - African Media

Ethiopian government continues crackdown on media: Oromo protests and Zone 9 bloggers

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested two journalists linked to coverage of protests in the Oromia region.
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet takes off from the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria.
23/12/2015 - Russia

Russia airstrikes in Syria could amount to war crimes, says Amnesty International

A report released today by rights group Amnesty International says Russian air raids have killed hundreds of civilians in Syria. It says many of those raids could constitute war crimes.

Police clear school students from Paris's Champs Elysées after a demonstration
19/12/2015 - FRANCE

Teenagers sue Paris police for sexual, racial harassement

Eighteen French teenagers are suing police in a Paris district for systematic racist and sexual harassment over a period of two years in a rare case of young people taking on the authorities in ...
17/12/2015 - Burundi

International community must take immediate action to prevent escalation of Burundi crisis: UN human rights body

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday made an urgent plea to take action on the crisis in Burundi, less than a week after attacks in Bujumbura, where at least 89 people were killed.
Supporters of Pu Zhiqiang outside the Beijing Intermedeate Court.
14/12/2015 - China - Human Rights

Chinese lawyer case criticised by activists

Police and men in plainclothes in Beijing scuffled with supporters of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on Monday as he was tried over online comments critical of the ruling Communist Party.
The Islamic State armed group has seized enough weapons in Iraq to arm up to 50,000 fighters, according to an Amnesty International report released 8 December 2015.
08/12/2015 - IRAQ - SYRIA

Amnesty slams 'irresponsible' weapons flows that have armed IS

The Islamic State (IS) armed group has been able to build a military arsenal and expand its territory due to a decades-long flow of weapons into Iraq, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday.