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2009-05-27 23:01:00

LONDON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underlying the global economic recession is an unfolding human rights crisis with growing signs of unrest and political violence that risk even greater repression, inequality, racism and violence around the world, said Amnesty International in its 2009 annual report on the state of human rights. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO ) Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said that while world leaders are focused...

2005-08-09 17:22:58

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Foot-dragging by prosecutors and a lack of government interest could mean Mexico will fail to try former officials for "dirty war" human rights atrocities, the head of Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Irene Khan, Amnesty's secretary general, said the rights group was worried a much-vaunted government program to punish those responsible for Mexico's 1960s and 1970s campaign of repression against students and activists had failed. "We are very disappointed that...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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