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Nov 30 2001 12:00 am
Mexico: Fine words without echo - How long before action follows promises on human rights?

Following recent statements by President Fox, in Peru, that Mexico is now an example of respect for human rights, Amnesty International said, 'President Fox appears to think that human rights...

Nov 30 2001 12:00 am

'The rejection of an inquiry by the United Kingdom into what is apparently the single most bloody incident of the war, during which serious abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law...

Nov 29 2001 12:00 am
USA: No return to execution - new AI report on the US death penalty as a barrier to extradition

Amnesty International's report, 'No return to execution - The US death penalty as a barrier to extradition', gives an overview of the emerging global consensus against capital punishment, and the...

Nov 29 2001 12:00 am
Jamaica: Justice denied

On 9 November 2001, judges of the Court of Appeal overturned a previous ruling granting J$2 million in damages to Clinton Bernard for assault, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment by police...

Nov 29 2001 12:00 am
Guyana: The murderers of Mohammed Shafeek must be brought to justice

'This ruling, whilst welcome, is however but a first step in the quest for justice in this case. The authorities should ensure that the police officers involved are brought to justice,' the...

Nov 29 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Mazar-i-Sharif inquiry latest

However, Amnesty International reiterated that the primary responsibility for such an inquiry and for ensuring that it is fair, thorough and in line with international standards, lies with those who...

Nov 28 2001 12:00 am
Syria: Release of political prisoners - a positive step

'The Syrian authorities should now release all prisoners of conscience and long term political prisoners who have been languishing in jail for years, cut off from the ouside world and their loved ones...

Nov 28 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Amnesty International calls for urgent inquiry into violence in Qala-i-Jhangi

After negotiating a surrender, hundreds of foreign troops fighting with the Taliban were escorted from Kunduz to the fort by the United Front last weekend. The circumstances surrounding the fighting...

Nov 27 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan - only a human rights solution will last

It is in this new context of fear and hope that everyone is talking about the future of Afghanistan. After a failed peace process ten years ago the world turned its back on Afghanistan. This time...

Nov 26 2001 12:00 am
Committee Against Torture says Israel's policy of closures and demolitions of Palestinian homes may amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

'We now urge the Israeli authorities to immediately implement all of the recommendations of the Committee,' the organisation added, noting that the Committee recommended that the 'State party should...