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Amnesty International today forecast that more civilians would be at risk of abuses by states and armed groups in 2015 unless effective action is taken at a global level.

Amnesty International has today called on the Irish Government to accept the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution and protect economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. 

On 8 February an Irish teenager who had spent 550 days in an Egyptian prison learned that his trial in Cairo had been postponed yet again. He was awaiting a mass trial with 493 others on charges that range from murder to attempted murder to preventing people from praying in a mosque. Charges that could lead to his being sentenced to death.

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In the past six years, at least 775 men have been held in the U.S detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. The men detained in the prison camp are routinely held in solitary confinement, condemned without a fair trail, many of them tortured.