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Aug 28 2001 12:00 am
EAST TIMOR: New Constituent Assembly must prioritise justice and human rights

'Politicians have a key role to play in creating a human rights culture in all countries,' Amnesty International said. 'The Constituent Assembly will have a unique opportunity to place the protection...

Aug 28 2001 12:00 am
BURUNDI: Preparing for peace - one year on

The move towards these eighteen months of transitional government, a period of significant institutional reform, provides both opportunities and challenges for increasing protection, the organization...

Aug 22 2001 12:00 am
USA: Time to end double standards and respect the consular rights of foreign nationals facing the death penalty

'Nearly two months after the ruling, US authorities have yet to take steps to comply with the ICJ's binding judgement,' the organization noted. 'The inexcusable violation of consular rights in the...

Aug 22 2001 12:00 am
PAKISTAN: Blasphemy laws should be abolished

'The charges were maliciously brought, the allegations did not establish blasphemy and the trial which led to the conviction on such grounds could not have been fair,' the organization said. 'The...

Aug 22 2001 12:00 am
LEBANON: Torture and ill-treatment of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights detainees

In a report published today - 'Lebanon - Torture and ill-treatment of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in pre-trial detention: a culture of acquiescence' - the organization...

Aug 22 2001 12:00 am
ALGERIA: Every killing must be urgently investigated

Amnesty International welcomes the publication of the Preliminary Report of the National Commission of Inquiry into Events in Kabylia on 28 July 2001. The organization believes that by setting up a...

Aug 20 2001 12:00 am
IRAN: Halt the surge of executions

In the last two days alone, more than ten men have been hanged, some of them in public and some for offences which had no lethal consequences. According to media reports from Iran, 100 death sentences...

Aug 17 2001 12:00 am
New Secretary General joins Amnesty International

Irene is the seventh Secretary General to serve in the organisation's 40-year history and is the first woman and first Asian to hold the position. Irene takes over from Pierre Sané, who was Secretary...

Aug 16 2001 12:00 am
USA: Time to stop executing juvenile offenders and join the modern world

'The USA must no longer ignore the fact that it is clinging to a shameful practice that beyond its borders has almost been eradicated from the world,' the organisation added. 'It is time for US...

Aug 16 2001 12:00 am
SPAIN: 'Street Children's rights' have rights too

The organization expressed concern at reports that the authorities in Ceuta and Melilla plan to resume their practice of systematically expelling unaccompanied and undocumented Children's rights -...