Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Mexico: Hard Situation and Hope by Claudia Durán Miranda

I live in a beautiful country, diverse in culture and with a wealth of natural resources. It is the 4th most biodiverse country in the world and has more than 60 indigenous groups. Sadly, for many years, Mexico has had … Read More

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Qatar: Corporate Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers

A new report by Amnesty International finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse, with workers employed on multi-million dollar projects suffering serious exploitation. As construction is set to begin on the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums, the report, The Dark … Read More

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Turkey: Disgraceful Use of Excessive Police Force in Istanbul

Urgent steps must be taken by the Turkish authorities to prevent further deaths and injuries and allow protesters access to their fundamental rights, as well as ensuring the security of all members of the public, Amnesty International said following reports of more than 1,000 injuries and at least two deaths of protesters in Istanbul… Read More

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Historic Conviction Brings Long-Awaited Justice in Guatemala

The conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity during his time in office is a historic step in the nation’s long struggle for justice, Amnesty International said today…
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ICC acquits Congolese armed group leader ~ Amnesty International

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who had been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read More

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The Shell Game ~ Amnesty International

For decades the oil industry in Nigeria’s Niger Delta has caused widespread pollution of land and water, damaging people’s ability to fish and farm, and putting their health at risk. I have worked on Amnesty International’s campaign to urge Shell and the government of Nigeria to address the human rights impact of oil pollution in the Niger Delta for several years. Earlier this month I had the chance to debate with Shell on the issue… Read More

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Death Penalty: A Decade on, Executions Are on the Wane but Challenges Remain

Since 2003, each year an average of two countries have abolished the use of capital punishment for all crimes – the most recent was Latvia in January 2012. Read More

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The Segregation of Italy’s Roma ~ Amnesty International

What do you think of this situation? The Roma are a European minority sometimes referred to as Gypsies. They are not welcomed in Italy, as so many nomadic peoples are met with similar intolerance in other countries. How do we address these kinds of situations? Can we love people who live differently than us? Read More

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Russian Court Jails Pussy Riot for Two Years ~ Amnesty International News

A Russian court’s decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today.
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May 31, 2008
A Conversation With James O’Dea


Having experienced the civil war in Turkey and first hand experiences in the Israelis war in Lebanon, James was moved to spend 10 years working on global human rights issues as the Director of the Washington DC office of Amnesty International. From there he found that it was important to look at the deeper cause of wounding, perpetration, violation and healing and even to this day is involved in reconciliation and forgiveness dialogues. He is the president Institute of Noetic Sciences, which is centered on exploring the interface of science and consciousness. Read More









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