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Human rights

British weapons in the Indonesian war in Aceh

The scenario is depressingly familiar, the outcome tragically the same.

The torture of children: the hidden scandal

The torture and ill-treatment of children in the home, at work, and in conflict is commonplace. Amnesty International expose this "hidden scandal" and report on the work they are doing to combat it.

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Amnesty International's continuing struggle against torture

Not many people would today defend the use of torture. And yet, every day, people are tortured in almost every country of the world.

A stone in their shoe

Peace Brigades International (PBI)'s work in conflicts around the world involves intensive interaction with the local police and military.

The Potters

The extraordinary artwork that you see here was created in the most difficult of circumstances: inside Belmarsh high security prison in south-east London between 2001 and 2005 by one of several ind

A drop of hope

Soraya began her human rights work when she became a lawyer in 1986 -- a period which she describes as “a very hard time in Colombian history; it was a time when political assassinations an

Baha Mousa

Maya Evans reviews the latest play from the Tricycle Theatre

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Brutal amnesties

Given the West’s insistence that Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi face exile and war crimes prosecutions, here’s a quick look at some other toppled dictators (list compiled by Mark Bowery):

Peanuts for Justice

Maya Evans reflects on courts, money and human rights

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Obama turning

When US president Obama came into office in January 2009 he promised to shut the Guantanamo detention centre within 12 months and to end military trials of detainees there.

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