Dec 09 1999 12:00 am
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER - CALL FOR DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM IN YEAR 2000
The launch of the Moratorium 2000 Project coincides with the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the most important date in the human rights calendar. On International Hu...
Dec 09 1999 12:00 am
Helsinki Summit an oppportunity to push for change in Turkey
As set out in the Copenhagen Criteria for membership of the European Union (1993); 'membership requires that the candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the ru...
Dec 08 1999 12:00 am
Mengistu -- failure to respect international human rights obligations
'The South African government has singularly failed in its obligations under both its national constitution and international law,' Amnesty International said. 'Its lack of clarity regarding its inten...
Dec 08 1999 12:00 am
Chechen Republic: Warning cannot justify attacking civilians
On 6 December Russian aircraft dropped leaflets over Grozny telling residents to leave the city before 11 December. 'Only in this way will you be able to avoid death and save your city,' one leaflet w...
Dec 08 1999 12:00 am
CHECHEN REPUBLIC: Amnesty International members take action on Russian ultimatum
'The Russian government will not only continue to be subjected to international criticism from world leaders, but will receive thousands of letters from individuals demanding the protection of human r...
Dec 07 1999 12:00 am
Mengistu -- the opportunity for justice must not be lost
'For too long Mengistu Haile-Miriam -- who is currently resident in South Africa -- has escaped accountability for the horrific crimes that were carried out under his leadership.' 'The South African g...
Dec 06 1999 12:00 am
OSCE reports should be applauded
The reports, Kosovo/Kosova: As Seen, As Told, Parts I and II, provide a revealing analysis of human rights violations and abuses in the region over the last year. 'The horrific human rights violations...
Dec 01 1999 12:00 am
Iranian Courts used to suppress political opinion and journalistic freedom
'Abdollah Nouri and Mashallah Shamsolva'ezin have been imprisoned for publishing articles that express the beliefs of writers whose views are at odds with elements of the authorities,' the organisatio...
Dec 01 1999 12:00 am
Common graves in Ciudad Juárez -- Amnesty International calls for transparency and meticulous investigations
surrounding the discovery of bodies in common graves in Ciudad Ju·rez, Amnesty International said today, calling for full transparency and thorough forensic investigations. 'Those responsible must be...
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 r...