Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
The threats are real - the authorities must act now!
'This was an incident waiting to happen, given the failure of the police to thoroughly investigate previous incidents of this nature and to bring those responsible to justice,' Javier Zúñiga added....
Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
The killing of six unarmed prisoners should be thoroughly investigated
The six were part of a group of eight prisoners on death row who attempted to escape from King'ong'o Prison in Nyeri, 150 kilometres from Nairobi, in the early hours of Monday 4 September 2000. Reside...
Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
Human rights community under siege
'Many countries generously contributed to the Guatemala Peace Process and to post-conflict efforts to rebuild the country. But these latest incidents cast grave doubt on the will and ability of the Gu...
Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
Human rights abuses erode peace talks
'If human rights abuses continue to remain unpunished, there is little hope for the restoration of peace, law and order, or for justice for victims and their families,' the human rights organisation s...
Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
Fate of human rights activist raises fears for others
Jafar Siddiq Hamzah, a US resident and head of a non-governmental organisation the International Forum for Aceh (IFA), was visiting Indonesia when he went missing on 5 August 2000. His family believe...
Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
Elderly Sufi man sentenced to death for blasphemy
'Pakistan's laws are so vaguely formulated that they serve to fan religious intolerance and provide a ready tool to incarcerate people holding a divergent religious view. Such laws should be abolished...
Sep 07 2000 12:00 am
Arrest of witness points to continuing police harassment
The petition called on the UK government to intervene with the Indian government on the matter of human rights violations in Punjab. Rajiv Singh Randhawa has since been charged with robbery and murder...
Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
West Timor attack could have been prevented
'Despite repeated attacks by militia against on the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and others involved in assisting and repatriating East Timorese refugees the Indonesian Governme...
Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
Undermining the UN?
The Australian government has caused profound international concern over its 29 August announcement that it would be pulling out of certain UN human rights obligations. The government's announcement s...
Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
Undermining the UN?
The Australian government has caused profound international concern over its 29 August announcement that it would be pulling out of certain UN human rights obligations. The government's announcement s...