Dec 11 2000 12:00 am
President Estrada gives hope to death row inmates
'President Estrada's commutation of these death sentences is a major step in the struggle to uphold respect for that most central of human rights - the right to life,' Amnesty International said today...
Dec 11 2000 12:00 am
International donor conference needs to focus on human rights
'The discussions in Paris on possible international financial and material assistance to Burundi could help immensely to lay the foundations for a sustainable peace,' Amnesty International said. 'Last...
Dec 11 2000 12:00 am
Government must curb attacks by security forces against aid workers
'The Indonesian government is allowing its security forces to target humanitarian workers in Aceh, just as it allowed militias to target such workers in West Timor,' the two human rights organizations...
Dec 11 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International urges governments to sign the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court before the deadline expires
In November 2000, President A.R. Robinson from Trinidad and Tobago, called the adoption of the Rome Statute 'a most significant achievement in the history of mankind.' In 1989 he first introduced the...
Dec 11 2000 12:00 am
Allegations of an extra-judicial execution must be investigated
On 14 November Alfred Harding was shot dead by police in La Clery, near St. Castries. Media reports have suggested that he was ordered by an off-duty police officer to lie down and was shot twice, onc...
Dec 08 2000 12:00 am
THE TORTURE OF Children's rights - THE WORLD'S SECRET SHAME
Throughout the world, Children's rights are being subjected to horrific violence and abuse, according to a new Amnesty International report published ahead of Human Rights Day (December 10). A part of...
Dec 08 2000 12:00 am
President Clinton passes the buck on federal execution
'Of course, we welcome that Juan Raul Garza will not be executed as scheduled on 12 December', Amnesty International said. 'Nevertheless, President Clinton has missed a key opportunity to live up to t...
Dec 08 2000 12:00 am
No advance on human rights
A delegation from Amnesty International's International Secretariat in London met with government officials, political parties, trade union activists, lawyers and human rights victims. Death Penalty A...
Dec 06 2000 12:00 am
The Pinochet case - Military must stay out of the judicial process
The human rights organisation calls on President Lagos to resist the strong military pressure which has been placed on him to consider that the order of Augusto Pinochet's house arrest may constitute...
Dec 06 2000 12:00 am
QUEEN'S SPEECH: TIME NEEDED FOR WORLD COURT AND ARMS CONTROLS BILLS
Long-awaited legislation to control the Arms, also announced today in the form of a promised draft bill, while also welcome, is almost certain to fail to reach the statute books during the current par...