May 01 2001 12:00 am
SUDAN: Talisman Energy must do more to protect human rights
As shareholders and institutional investors in Talisman Energy Inc., meet on May 1 in Calgary, Canada, the fighting between government of Sudan forces, armed opposition forces and various local militi...
May 01 2001 12:00 am
LIBERIA: War in Lofa County does not justify killing, torture and abduction
Amnesty International is calling on the Liberian government to ensure that widespread torture , including rape and killings by the security forces of unarmed citizens suspected of supporting Liberian...
May 01 2001 12:00 am
COLOMBIA: Mayday for trade unionists
Trade union members and activists are among the main targets of human rights violations - including killings, 'disappearances' , threats and intimidation - in the context of the spiralling armed confl...
May 01 2001 12:00 am
Andorra : 30th country to ratify the Rome Statute - Halfway towards the International Criminal Court
On 30 April Andorra became the 30th country to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court , bringing the international community to the important halfway mark of ratifications require...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
TURKEY: Amnesty international concerns about prosposed amendments to Anti-Terror Law.
Amnesty International has repeatedly raised its concern with the Turkish Government that the imprisonment of people in solitary confinement or small group isolation may amount to cruel, inhuman or deg...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA: Free Néjib Hosni, prisoner of conscience
'The case of Néjib Hosni, imprisoned because of his activities on behalf of victims of repression, is an example of the relentless campaign to which human rights defenders are increasingly being subj...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
ITALY: Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry into actions by law enforcement officers during Global Forum in Naples
The demonstration, held during the Global Forum, degenerated into violent clashes between groups of demonstrators attempting to enter the conference area and law enforcement officers. Both officers an...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
GUATEMALA: concern at wave of attacks on civil society
FRG supporters broke up a peaceful demonstration organized outside the Supreme Court of Justice to protest against impunity and request the arrest of ex-dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt for alteri...
Apr 27 2001 12:00 am
UNCHR: Acts to prevent 'disappearances' but continues to ignore grave violations in some countries
If the CHR is to live up to its role as the world's primary human rights body it must protect human rights on their merits rather than protect the narrow self-interests of the governments that make up...
Apr 27 2001 12:00 am
THAILAND: Prime Minister asked to halt executions
The appeal, on behalf of Amnesty International's one million members, is in response to the Thai government's recent announcement that it would 'speed up the execution of drug convicts'. While recogni...