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European Court of Human Rights Rejects Poland’s Appeal in Landmark Abortion Decision.

European Court of Human Rights Rejects Poland’s Appeal in Landmark Abortion Decision.

The European Court of Human Rights announced on September 25, 2007 that they will not review their earlier judgment in the case of Tysiąc v. Poland, despite a request to do so by the Polish government. In their March 2007 decision, the Court held for the first time that governments have a duty to establish effective mechanisms to ensure women’s access to abortion where it is legal. The case centered on the tragic story of Alicja Tysiąc, a Polish woman who is nearly blind because she was forced to continue a pregnancy that threatened her health. font>


By Center for Reproductive Rights, USA.


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Satellite Images Corroborate Eyewitness Accounts of Human Rights Abuses in Burma, AAAS Reports

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Satellite Images Corroborate Eyewitness Accounts of Human Rights Abuses in Burma, AAAS Reports

A new analysis of high-resolution satellite images completed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) pinpoints evidence consistent with village destruction, forced relocations, and a growing military presence at 25 sites across eastern Burma where eye-witnesses have reported human rights violations.


By AAAS,USA.


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Sri Lanka - ICJ calls on Government to identify and bring to justice the killers of 17 Action Contre

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Sri Lanka - ICJ calls on Government to identify and bring to justice the killers of 17 Action Contre la Faim aid workers

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today again urged the Government of Sri Lanka to identify and prosecute those responsible for the killing of 17 Action Contre la Faim (ACF) aid workers in Muttur in August 2006 and to fulfil a commitment made by the President of Sri Lanka to set up an independent task force within the criminal justice system to reinvigorate the investigation.


By ICJ,USA.


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