Amnesty International Report 2013
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
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.
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.
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.