Amnesty International Report 2013

 A woman holds a poster of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a rally to condemn the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, 14 October 2012.  © APGraphicsBank

2013 Annual Report Into the State of the World’s Human Rights

A video highlight reel and message from Amnesty International Australia's National Director Claire Mallison on the state of the world's human rights in 2013. Read more

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Human rights in the Asia Pacific region

In countries across the Asia-Pacific, brutal state oppression cracked down on freedom of expression – both on the streets and online. People were routinely harassed, attacked, jailed and killed for daring to challenge the authorities. Here we wrap up the key human rights issues that confronted the Asia Pacific region last year.

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The faces of human rights

In the year of the individual, we introduce the people who embodied the fight for human rights across the world in 2012, including Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, Gao Zhisheng and Liu Xiaobo in China and Nasrin Sotoudeh in Iran.

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Facts and figures

While governments paid lip service to their commitment to human rights, they continued to use national interests, national security and concerns about public security to justify violating those rights. Here are some key facts, figures and trends that illustrate the state of the world’s human rights.

Annual Report 2013

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