Feb 28 2001 12:00 am
TOGO: The UN Must Act Now: Appoint a Special Rapporteur and Protect Witnesses.
Speaking at a press conference in Paris today, in response to the findings of the joint Commission of Inquiry set up by United Nations and the Organization of African Unity into systematic human right...
Feb 28 2001 12:00 am
EGYPT: Torture Remains Rife as Cries for Justice Go Unheeded
Over the years, thousands of detainees in Egypt have been subjected to {torture and ill-treatment}. The most common forms of torture reported to Amnesty International and other human rights organizati...
Feb 28 2001 12:00 am
CHINA: Economic, social and cultural rights treaty must become a reality
The official Xinhua news agency reported that the right to form or join trade unions of one's choice would be subject to existing Chinese labour laws. 'The spotlight must now be on the impact of the c...
Feb 28 2001 12:00 am
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA : Foca verdict - rape and sexual enslavement are crimes against humanity
'This verdict is a significant step for Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's human rights - sexual enslavement in armed conflict is now legally acknowledged as a crime against...
Feb 27 2001 12:00 am
PAKISTAN: Execution will not resolve sectarian violence
Haq Nawaz, a Sunni activist from the Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP, a militant Sunni organization), was originally sentenced to death for the killing of Sadiq Ganji, director of the Iranian Cultural Ce...
Feb 27 2001 12:00 am
NORTHERN IRELAND deserves the world's most advanced Bill of Rights
Amnesty International, which has documented human rights violations in Northern Ireland and made recommendations to prevent them for 30 years, urges the Commission to seize the opportunity to draft a...
Feb 27 2001 12:00 am
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: Accountability at the Hague still needed at the highest level
Dario Kordic and Mario Cerkez were found guilty of criminal responsibility in the systematic persecution of Bosnian Muslim civilians in the Lasva valley and elsewhere in central Bosnia between Novembe...
Feb 27 2001 12:00 am
AUSTRIA: Restrictions on consensual sexual activity
Article 209 states: 'A man over 19 years of age who engages in same-sex lewdness with a person who has attained the age of 14 but not yet the age of 18 shall be punished with imprisonment from six mon...
Feb 26 2001 12:00 am
The torture trade spreads while governments fail to act
Amnesty International's report, 'Stopping The {Torture} Trade', reveals that the international trade in high voltage electro-shock batons, shields, stun guns, and stun belts has been expanding through...
Feb 26 2001 12:00 am
LEBANON: refugees and asylum-seekers at risk
In August 2000, the Lebanese Directorate-General gave Arab and foreign 'illegal' residents a two-month period to regularize their status. This period has been extended until the 28th of this month and...