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  • Violence against women in armed conflict (globally)

  • Violence against women in the family (globally)
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    NZ’s commitment to refugees should be strengthened, not weakened

    NZ's commitment to refugees should be strengthened, not weakened


    Australia: Secretary General to deliver the 2004 Hawke Lecture

    Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will be in Australia to deliver the 2004 Annual Hawke Lecture in Adelaide on 8 September 2004.

    On 4 - 5 September, Ms Khan will take part in Amnesty International Australia's human rights conference, 'Human Rights: A Pacific Agenda' in Brisbane.
    Prior to arriving in Adelaide, Ms Khan will attend meetings in Canberra and Sydney, including at the Australian Graduate School of Management - Centre for Corporate Change Global Leaders Program. For further information and to arrange interviews with Ms Khan, please contact: Suzi Clark on +61 (0) 2 9217 7640 or Mobile +61 (0) 413 028 191
    Judit Arenas on Mobile + 44 7778 472 188
    Saria Rees-Roberts on +44 207 413 5729

    For more information on Amnesty International Australia’s Inaugural Human Rights Conference ‘Human Rights: A Pacific Agenda Partnerships and Perspectives’, including programme and registration information:

    To registar for the 2004 Annual Hawke Lecture:


    Day of the "Disappeared": Strong protection needed against "enforced disappearance"

    Notorious for their occurrence in Argentina, Chile and other countries in the 1970s, "disappearances" are more than just a "Latin American problem".


    China: Olympic Games and Human Rights

    As the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics come to a close, preparations for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics are well underway.


    Arlette Laduguie writes about the repression which followed the occupation of Tiananmen Square.

    I first heard of Wang Dan in the spring of 1989, following the student demonstrations which started in Beijing in April 1989.


    Chile: a major step towards justice

    The Chilean Supreme Court has shown its commitment to truth and justice, Amnesty International said today following the decision of Chile’s highest court to confirm the lifting of Augusto Pinochet’s immunity from prosecution in relation to his accountability for "Operation Condor".


    Sudan: Intimidation and denial - attacks on freedom of expression in Darfur

    Rather than taking decisive action to curb widespread human rights violations in Darfur, the Sudanese government instead is seeking to gag those who are speaking about the abuses.


    Peru: A National Human Rights Plan is key to ending the consequences of internal conflict

    The Peruvian government needs to show the necessary political will to put an end to impunity for human rights violations committed during the 20 years of internal conflict.


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    Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

    Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


    Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

    With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


    Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

    New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

    If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

    Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


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