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Australian Government must end systemic abuse of children in youth detention

26 July 2016
The abuses against children shown on last night’s Four Corners program are a shocking violation of international human rights law.

Air strikes devastate cities in Syria as the war rages on. © Getty Images

Syria: Alarm over reports of high civilian death toll from US-led coalition airstrikes on Manbij

20 July 2016
Scores of civilians have reportedly been killed in their homes in al-Tukhar village as a result of airstrikes by US-led coalition forces.

Turkey: Human rights in danger following coup attempt and subsequent crackdown

19 July 2016
Human rights at risk in Turkey after a bloody coup attempt on Friday 15 July.

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Yousif Ajaj, Syrian man living in Softex refugee camp with his wife. © Amnesty International/Richard Burton

Trapped in Greece: refugees stranded in dire conditions as Europe drags its heels

27 July 2016
Around 48,000 refugees and migrants are still stranded in Greece. Here are some of their stories.

People gather in Taksim square, Istanbul, to show their support for the government after the coup attempt.  © AFP/Getty images

Turkey could be taking a big step backwards in human rights

26 July 2016
Katy Pownall takes a look at the human rights situation in Turkey after a bloody coup attempt on 15 July 2016.

Education is crucial to protecting the rights of women and girls in Burkina Faso. © Sophie Garcia/Amnesty International

Time to focus on African women and girls’ rights

21 July 2016
The African Union has dedicated 2016 as the “Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the rights of Women.”

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Good news:Damaging Northern Territory bail laws defeated!

14 July 2016
NT government's plan to send more kids to prison before getting a trial has failed to get enough support in parliament.

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