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Nov 19 2001 12:00 am
UK: A shadow criminal justice system is unacceptable

'The proposed 'emergency' legislation, which allows for indefinite detention without charge or trial, will create a shadow criminal justice system without the safeguards of the formal system. Anyone...

Nov 19 2001 12:00 am
Croatia/FRY: Vukovar - ten years of impunity for massive human rights violations

The Tribunal's Prosecutor has indicted three former officers of the then Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Vukovar, in particular the killings of...

Nov 16 2001 12:00 am
USA: Presidential order on military tribunals threatens fundamental principles of justice

Since the attacks in the USA on 11 September, Amnesty International has been calling for anyone suspected of involvement in these crimes to be brought to justice in accordance with international...

Nov 16 2001 12:00 am
Jamaica: Strong action needed to end human rights violations and impunity

The IACHR held hearings on human rights abuses in Jamaica on 14 November 2001. An Amnesty International delegation, along with members of the human rights group Jamaicans for Justice, presented their...

Nov 16 2001 12:00 am
Indonesia: Concrete steps needed to end torture

Hundreds of cases of torture are reported each year by human rights groups in Indonesia. In Papua and Aceh, torture is commonly employed to punish, intimidate, extract confessions or extort money from...

Nov 16 2001 12:00 am
Guinea-Bissau: Judiciary under attack

Although no immediate reasons are available for the arrests, Amnesty International believes that they are part of a concerted attack by the government of President Kumba Ialá on the independence of...

Nov 16 2001 12:00 am
Egypt: Alleged Muslim Brothers referred to military court in connection with opposition to war in Afghanistan

The 22 men, including doctors, university lecturers and engineers, were detained earlier this month in connection with their alleged affiliation with the banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation. 'If...

Nov 16 2001 12:00 am
Canada: The right to peaceful dissent must be respected at the G-20 meeting of finance ministers

'The current crisis, after the events of September 11th, cannot be used as an excuse to silence the voices of dissent', says Alex Neve, Secretary General of the English Branch of Amnesty International...

Nov 15 2001 12:00 am
Mexico: Montiel and Cabrera, the fight for justice goes on

The release of Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera, who were imprisoned in Iguala in Guerrero State, was ordered yesterday by President Fox for 'humanitarian reasons', under article 75 of the Federal...

Nov 15 2001 12:00 am
FEAR MUST NOT WIN: THE EU AND HUMAN RIGHTS AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER

'Fear must not win,' Irene Khan said, speaking to journalists in Brussels this morning. 'The security debate is in overdrive, but in the current atmosphere of global crisis, this single-minded drive...