Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
Not too late to discuss human rights with Amnesty International

In the past few months Amnesty Inernational has contacted the Prime Minister and Attorney General on several occasions to seek their participation in face-to-face meetings with Secretary General...

Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
Burma (BURMA): GLOBAL APPEAL ISSUED

The organisation remains extremely concerned for their safety, despite a Burma government statement of 6 September which downplays Amnesty International's challenge to clarify their whereabouts and...

Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
MILLENNIUM SUMMIT - Time to commit to human rights protection

The Millennium Summit will take place at the United Nations in New York between 6 and 8 September. In May, UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, wrote to all UN member states highlighting 25 core treaties...

Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
BLAIR SHOULD SIGN CHILD SOLDIER PROTOCOL AT UN MILLENNIUM SUMMIT

Britain has agreed to the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which bans the use of under 18s in hostilities, but has not yet signed up. Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty...

Sep 06 2000 12:00 am
'Resistance' in the firing line - growing harassment of student activists

Serbian police yesterday raided the Belgrade headquarters of the Otpor (Resistance) student opposition movement taking away computers, files and campaign material. The same day two Otpor activists...

Sep 05 2000 12:00 am
VISIT OF PRESIDENT JJ RAWLINGS - SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT SHOULD URGE HUMAN RIGHTS REFORMS

Although the return to constitutional rule in Ghana in 1993 has substantially increased freedom of expression and association, allowing the development of independent news media and political...

Sep 05 2000 12:00 am
Silencing dissent

'Human rights defenders, journalists, religious figures, writers, government officials, trade unionists and academics have all been detained as prisoners of conscience', the human rights organisation...

Sep 04 2000 12:00 am
Aung San Suu Kyi at risk

'The whereabouts of the two National League for Democracy (NLD)leaders is still not clear, which increases fears for their welfare. If they are being confined to their homes, we strongly urge the...