Dec 22 1999 12:00 am
DEATH THREATS ON A CHRISTMAS CARD

Imagine opening a greetings card during the holiday season and finding not a message from a friend, a member of your family or some half-forgotten acquaintance, but a death threat. Viviana Diaz Caro...

Dec 22 1999 12:00 am
Chechens targeted in Moscow and at home

Since the bombing of residential buildings in Moscow last September, the Russian authorities have embarked on a campaign code-named 'Operation Whirlwind'. Although no one has claimed responsibility...

Dec 22 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International urges the Bahamas to grant clemency

Amnesty International yesterday urged the Bahamas to grant clemency to John Higgs and David Mitchell and at the very least, to grant each man a stay of execution until the Inter- American Commission...

Dec 21 1999 12:00 am
EU-China Summit: Dialogue must have substance to be meaningful

'A dialogue is only a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Any meaningful dialogue must squarely address the sharp deterioration in the human rights situation in China since the end of last year...

Dec 20 1999 12:00 am
East Timor: The refugee crisis continues

we are thinking about returning to our homes.' (a refugee in Nenuk, Atambua, 10 November 1999) For the more than 100,000 refugees trapped in makeshift camps in West Timor, the human rights crisis is...

Dec 20 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns attack on political rallies

The rallies were being held at the close of the campaigning in presidential elections scheduled for tomorrow, 21 December. The attacks happened within hours of each other. The attack on a rally...

Dec 17 1999 12:00 am
20th anniversary of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's Convention: Time to take Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's human rights seriously

Pakistan has ratified the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights (Women's rights's rightss...

Dec 16 1999 12:00 am
East Timor: human rights must be made the cornerstone of reconstruction

'The international community has failed East Timor in the past,' Amnesty International said. 'By placing human rights at the heart of their financial assistance, donors can help to ensure a new future...

Dec 10 1999 12:00 am
NORTHERN IRELAND: Human Rights Day call to British government

Loyalist paramilitaries claimed responsibility for the car bomb which killed her nearly nine months ago. The organisations recognize the current criminal investigation is limited to the circumstances...

Dec 10 1999 12:00 am
Licensed to kill - new arms control legislation needed

Last night, the 'Dispatches' programme, Licensed to Kill, revealed the shipment of 500 Heckler and Koch UK sub-machineguns to Indonesia at the height of the crisis in East Timor this year.The shipment...