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29 Apr 2016
22:14 PM

Australia: Refugee death highlights fatal flaws in offshore processing

The death of another refugee in an Australian-run detention centre on Nauru demonstrates the fatal flaws of a system that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said today.

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29 Apr 2016
13:48 PM

China: Scrap Foreign NGO law aimed at choking civil society

The Chinese government must scrap a new law aimed at further smothering civil society, Amnesty International said this week.

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28 Apr 2016
16:05 PM

Amnesty International on the anniversary of executions in Indonesia

On April 29, 2015, Australians came together to decry the executions of eight men by firing squad on the Indonesian island of Nusa​k Kambangan.

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28 Apr 2016
10:34 AM

Austria: Parliament must overturn proposal to deny refugee protection to thousands

The Austrian National Council must reject changes to its asylum law that would curtail access to protection for thousands of refugees.

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28 Apr 2016
07:52 AM

Thailand: Release Facebook commenters now

Thailand’s military government is brazenly seeking to shut down debate ahead of a referendum on a draft constitution, charging or detaining at least a dozen Facebook commenters yesterday under a draconian new Order.

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27 Apr 2016
11:53 AM

Good news: Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

On Tuesday 19 April the Australian Senate passed a motion calling for the adoption of justice targets to close the gap on the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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27 Apr 2016
11:51 AM

With Manus detention declared illegal, Australia must shoulder its refugee responsibility

The ruling from Papua New Guinea’s highest court shows that the Australian government’s detention centre on Manus Island flies in the face of human rights protections.

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26 Apr 2016
11:37 AM

Forced and early marriage puts thousands of girls at risk in Burkina Faso

Early and forced marriage in Burkina Faso is robbing thousands of girls as young as 13 of their childhood, while the cost of contraception and other barriers prevent them from making decisions about motherhood.

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26 Apr 2016
10:34 AM

Myanmar: #Unity5 journalists free at last

Five media workers from the Unity newspaper in Myanmar have been released following a Presidential pardon.

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22 Apr 2016
09:28 AM

Queensland MPs given chance to right wrongs

The Queensland Youth Justice and Other Amendments Bill 2016, introduced today, could transform young lives by giving police and courts greater ability to direct children away from detention, and into forms of restorative justice.

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