On 30 May 2013, police cleared Gezi Park in central Istanbul of a small group of protestors opposed to its destruction. The denial of their right to protest and the violence used by the police touched a nerve and a wave of anti-government demonstr...
The USA ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in June 1992. Two decades later, the USA is failing to live up to its human rights obligations on a range of issues.
Today 140 countries are abolitionist in law or practice. A small number of countries account for the bulk of the global judicial death toll each year. One of them is the USA.
Amnesty International has for over a decade highlighted the continuing lack of justice, truth and reparation for the victims of human rights violations committed during and in the aftermath of the 1998-9 war in Kosovo.