News

18/3/2002
Safiya Husaini, convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning by an Islamic court in Nigeria, must wait a further week to know the outcome of her appeal.
18/3/2002
Human Rights Watch call upon the Saudi authorities to conduct an independent, thorough and transparent investigation of the fire on 11 March at a girls' public intermediate school that claimed the lives of at least fourteen students.
18/3/2002
Whether or not women will be better off after the war against Afghanistan is an open question.
15/3/2002
Two years ago, women were granted the right to instigate unilateral khul' divorce. It was supposed to change the face of Egyptian family life. However the results, Mariz Tadros discovers, have confounded all predictions.
14/3/2002
Gush Shalom report that 120 tanks are present on the streets, and both helicopters and tanks are bombarding different neighbourhoods with missiles.
14/3/2002
Since early January 2002, Amnesty International has expressed its concerns regarding the treatment, conditions of detention, and legal status of detainees in US custody, transferred from Afghanistan to the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
14/3/2002
During the past 12 months, a massive police crackdown against homosexual men has terrified the country’s gay community and raised a chorus of criticism from human rights groups in Europe and America.
14/3/2002
Creationist teachers at the city technology college in Gateshead are undermining the scientific teaching of biology in favour of persuading pupils of the literal truth of the Bible.
8/3/2002
Recalling that women’s rights are human rights, we, the Special Rapporteurs, reaffirm our commitment to international standards of women’s rights.
1/3/2002
Soldiers deploy across the Indian state of Gujarat in an attempt to quell the worst sectarian violence in 10 years.