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Jan 31 2000 12:00 am
Pinochet case: fairness and transparency still in doubt

The human rights organisations will now consider the implications of the ruling and possible courses of action. 'We took action in court in an effort to ensure that all decisions in the extradition...

Jan 28 2000 12:00 am

Robin Cook's statement that it is in Britain's national interest to promote freedom and democracy is an important acknowledgement of Britain's responsibilities in the world. The Foreign Secretary...

Jan 27 2000 12:00 am
Zanzibar opposition figures face treason trial and death sentences

'The treason charges against the members of the CUF are politically motivated. There is no substance to the allegations of a violent conspiracy by the defendants to overthrow the Zanzibar government...

Jan 27 2000 12:00 am
Commission of Inquiry into 'disappearances' must be effective and public

'The formation of a commission is opening a door to heal the wounds of the past,' the organisation said. 'But the families of the ' disappeared ', who have never known the fate of their loved ones...

Jan 26 2000 12:00 am
Council of Europe urged to consider seriously human rights in Belarus

The debate will be based on a report submitted by the Rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee, Wolfgang Behrendt. The report condemns the persecution of dissidents and the apparent '...

Jan 24 2000 12:00 am
Pinochet case: Amnesty International in High Court Wednesday for Pinochet hearing

'It is in the public interest to ensure that the procedure used to determine whether a person is fit to be extradited or to stand trial is conducted in a fair and transparent manner. We believe that...

Jan 24 2000 12:00 am
EU must not shy away from chance to speak up for China's oppressed

'The crackdown on peaceful dissent in China is becoming harsher by the day. A weak and divided response from the international community is a disservice to the victims, since it allows Beijing to act...

Jan 20 2000 12:00 am
URGENT NEED FOR UK ARMS EXPORT LEGISLATION - GovernmentÃŒs Human Rights Centred Foreign Policy Being undermined

Current laws and regulations do not provide for systematic end-use monitoring of UK arms exports so there is no guarantee of how they may be used. British Hawk jets were used to intimidate the East...

Jan 20 2000 12:00 am
Link between excavations of bodies and abductions of Kurds must be investigated

'At least nine Islamic Kurdish men have gone missing in recent months, revealing a disturbing pattern of abductions. These men were probably abducted for their religious and political beliefs,'...

Jan 17 2000 12:00 am
Pinochet case: Letter asks for disclosure of medical reports,as new development adds to concerns on conduct of tests

As previously announced, the four organisations will also be presenting a full submission to the Home Secretary by the deadline of 5 pm on Tuesday 18th January. According to the Observer -- a British...