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Tony Blair moved by visit to British-founded Rwandan genocide memorial centre

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Tony Blair moved by visit to British-founded Rwandan genocide memorial centre

24 Feb 08 - Tony Blair this morning visited the Kigali Memorial Centre, where an estimated 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide lie buried in mass graves. He was visibly moved by the hour-long visit, during which he laid a wreath at one of the mass graves and took a tour of the Centre’s permanent exhibition on the tragic events of 1994.


By Aegis Trust, UK.


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Sri Lanka Government Must Make Human Rights the Priority, Urges Amnesty International

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Sri Lanka Government Must Make Human Rights the Priority, Urges Amnesty International

Amnesty International today called on the Sri Lanka government to make human rights the priority by allowing the organization into the country to make an impartial assessment of its and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) human rights record. This follows accusations from Sri Lanka defense spokesman, Keheliya Rambukwella, that Amnesty International was biased against the government.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Forced Evictions Affecting Mainly Vulnerable Civilians in Cambodia Charges Amnesty International

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Forced Evictions Affecting Mainly Vulnerable Civilians in Cambodia Charges Amnesty International in New Report

Amnesty International notes with deep concern that the process followed by the Consultative Group established to propose to the President of the Human Rights Council a list of candidates for vacant Special Procedures mandates fails in important ways to respect the letter and spirit of Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007. The bare report submitted to the President of the Council on 7 February 2008 invites speculation about whether other requirements of resolution 5/1 were respected.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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UN Human Rights Council: Unravelling the tissue

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UN Human Rights Council: Unravelling the tissue

Amnesty International notes with deep concern that the process followed by the Consultative Group established to propose to the President of the Human Rights Council a list of candidates for vacant Special Procedures mandates fails in important ways to respect the letter and spirit of Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007. The bare report submitted to the President of the Council on 7 February 2008 invites speculation about whether other requirements of resolution 5/1 were respected.


By Amnesty International, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.