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Nov 30 1999 12:00 am
Human rights must be central component of multilateral investment rules

'No agreement on further investment liberalisation -- such as the Multilateral Agreement on Investment or its successors -- should be formalised until a comprehensive analysis of its impact on human...

Nov 30 1999 12:00 am
Escalating human rights abuses against civilians

'Former rebel leaders now in political office must exert their influence over their former fighters and urge them to end their attacks on civilians,' Amnesty International said. The scale of human...

Nov 30 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes release of former Prime Minister

Mikhail Chigir was arrested on 30 March 1999 and charged with financial impropriety relating to a position he held as head of a bank before he became Prime Minister in July 1994. He has always denied...

Nov 30 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International appeals to ETA -- 'Human rights are never negotiable'

While Amnesty International has no position on cease-fires in general, the organisation opposes human rights abuses such as unlawful killings, abductions and hostage-taking. Given ETA's long record of...

Nov 30 1999 12:00 am


Nov 29 1999 12:00 am
Lebanese President welcomes Amnesty International office in Beirut

'We are delighted at the support and encouragement we have received for the proposal from the highest authorities in Lebanon, from human rights activists and from various representatives of civil...

Nov 29 1999 12:00 am
African Children's rights's Charter: a welcome step to securing the rights of Africa's Children's rights

'The human rights of African Children's rights are violated every day of their lives, with severe consequences which extend well beyond their childhood,' Amnesty International said. 'The African...

Nov 26 1999 12:00 am
INDONESIA - Aceh: End human rights violations and the culture of impunity

'The summoning this week of senior military officers for questioning by a parliamentary inquiry about human rights violations, committed during anti-insurgency operations in Aceh, is a step in the...

Nov 24 1999 12:00 am
EUROPEAN UNION: NGOs call on EU Governments to clamp down on arms brokers

As a major new report, The Arms Fixers, released this week shows, EU-based arms brokering and shipping agents have transferred significant quantities of arms, mostly small arms and light weapons, to...

Nov 24 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International exposes recent abuses

Against all the odds 'A', a 59-year-old medical doctor in Baghdad, bribed a prison officer and fled the country. She told her story to Amnesty International just three weeks ago. Her crime? She was...