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Pacific region sitting on a human rights time bomb

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2009 at 12:54 am

The Pacific region is sitting on a social, political, and economic time bomb fuelled by unfolding human rights crises in the past year, says Amnesty International as it launches its global report, Amnesty International Report 2009: State of the World’s Human Rights.

“2008 saw human rights overlooked by world leaders as they took a back seat to the economic crisis. The result was increased insecurity, injustice and indignity for billions of people around the world,” says Patrick Holmes, Chief Executive Officer of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand.

“The Pacific nations which feature in the report are of particular concern to Amnesty NZ, as this is a region in our own front yard which sorely lacks a voice within the international arena.”

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