Tag Archives: Human Rights
By Sonja Dechian | Published: May 28, 2012
Protestors have gathered each week to call for an apology from Indonesia's government for past abuses. But with an apology now likely, this must be only the start of a long healing process, writes guest contributor Vannessa Hearman.
By Sonja Dechian | Published: February 11, 2012
Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón has suspended from the judiciary for 11 years following a conviction for authorising illegal wiretaps in a corruption case.
By Sonja Dechian | Published: January 12, 2012
January 11 is the tenth anniversary of the opening of the US military’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where 779 foreign captives have been held.
By Sonja Dechian | Published: November 24, 2011
A French court has approved the extradition of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega
By Sonja Dechian | Published: November 22, 2011
The first suspect to face charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 War of Independence will stand trial in Dhaka this week
By Sonja Dechian | Published: November 14, 2011
Amnesty International has urged the Indonesian Government to bring justice to the victims of the Santa Cruz massacre.
By Sonja Dechian | Published: November 2, 2011
Peru’s chief prosecutor has reopened an investigation into the forced sterilisation of thousands of women during the 1990-2000 government of Alberto Fujimori. Human Rights groups say they have evidence more than 2,000 Peruvian women were forcibly sterilised in order to reduce the birth rate among the poor, but they believe the actual number of women [...]
By Sonja Dechian | Published: October 31, 2011
The European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that a Turkish law forbidding use of the word ‘genocide’ to describe the organised killing of more than one million Armenians that began in 1915, violates the right to free expression. Historian Taner Akçam became the target of harassment after publishing on the Armenian genocide. Although [...]
By Sonja Dechian | Published: October 28, 2011
Uruguay’s Congress has voted to pass new legislation effectively revoking an amnesty law that protected officers from prosecution for crimes committed during the 1973 – 1985 dictatorship. As reported by Reuters, the new law will allow fresh investigations into human rights abuses committed by the military during that period. Uruguay’s Supreme Court will now decide [...]