Amnesty International urges the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to arrest former US President George W. Bush, during his expected visit to the region between 1 and 5 December 2011, for crimes under international law.
The transfer of former President Laurent Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court (ICC) marks the first significant step towards addressing impunity for crimes against humanity committed in the country, in particular between 2002 and 2011.
The success of the US Secretary of State’s visit to Myanmar should be decided by whether the authorities respond immediately by undertaking bold and far-reaching human rights reforms, Amnesty International said in a statement today.
Amnesty International today reiterated its call on Nigerian authorities to scrap a harsh bill that if passed into law would attack basic rights and criminalize relationships between people of the same gender.
The Malaysian government has introduced a law which would further tighten the country’s excessive restrictions on peaceful protest ahead of next year's expected general elections, Amnesty International said today.