Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP


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A protest sign reads 'we stand together' on an Indigenous flag background. © Amnesty International

Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

Justice targets are crucial to ending the high rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia.

Phyoe Phyoe Aung and her partner. © BayBay

Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung has been released!

In a huge victory for human rights, an activist jailed for helping organise a student protest has been released.

A young Syrian refugee. © Flickr / Freedom House

Australia offers protection to 12,000 Syrian refugees

Important first step to address the biggest global refugee crisis since WW2.

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Argentina: Historic Operation Condor ruling great step forward for truth and justice

The sentencing of a former Argentinean military leader for his role in hundreds of enforced disappearances in the context of a region-wide intelligence operation must open the door to further investigations to bring all those responsible to justice.

El Salvador: Release of woman jailed after miscarriage, a victory for human rights

A court's decision this week​ to release a woman who spent four years in jail in El Salvador for miscarrying her pregnancy is a great victory for human rights, said Amnesty International.

Australia’s top judge urges action on family violence and Indigenous prison rates

The Chief Justice of the highest court in Australia has taken the rare step of speaking out about the need for action on family violence and our "appallingly high rate of indigenous incarceration”.

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.

Good news: Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung released

Phyoe Phyoe Aung, a student activist from Myanmar jailed for helping to organise a student protest, has been released. Her freedom is a huge victory for human rights and human rights defenders.

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