Feb 20 2002 12:00 am
Turkey: 'Mini-Democracy' law does not guarantee freedom of expression and freedom from torture
Law No. 4744 - or the so-called 'Mini-Democracy Package' - was adopted by the Turkish parliament on 6 February. The measures were taken to adjust some Turkish laws to constitutional amendments made in...
Feb 19 2002 12:00 am
Libya: Two possible prisoners of conscience sentenced to death
'These sentences resulting from an unfair trial are a travesty of justice. We call on the Libyan authorities to withdraw the death sentences against Abdullah Ahmed Izzedin and Salem Abu Hanak', Amnest...
Feb 15 2002 12:00 am
Mauritius: Anti-terrorist legislation must not undermine fundamental human rights
'While it is true that states have the right to adopt measures to fight 'terrorism', this exercise must not undermine the fundamental human rights of the people. The legislation to be passed must conf...
Feb 14 2002 12:00 am
Worldwide campaign to end violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls
Between Valentine's Day (V-Day) on 14 February and International Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's Day on 8 March, tens of thousands of Amnesty International student activis...
Feb 14 2002 12:00 am
USA: Executions would indicate empty rhetoric of State of the Union address
'President Bush said that the United States 'will always stand firm for the non-negotiable demands of human dignity'', Amnesty International recalled. 'Among these non-negotiable issues, the President...
Feb 14 2002 12:00 am
Jamaica: Justice under international spotlight - Amnesty International sends observer to Braeton inquest
'Today the eyes of the world are on Jamaica,' the organisation said, adding that, 'The need for inquest proceedings to be conducted with the utmost integrity is absolutely paramount.' Six out of the s...
Feb 13 2002 12:00 am
VALENTINE'S DAY: FOR MANY, DIAMONDS DON'T MEAN LOVE, BUT MISERY
In Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sierra Leone, proceeds from the sale of diamonds have funded civil wars resulting in horrendous human rights violations. 'For many people in these...
Feb 13 2002 12:00 am
Amnesty International's recommendations for the training of a civilian police force in Afghanistan
Adequate resources must be committed to the recruitment and training of Afghan police officers, and donors with experience in this area should make funding and technical expertise available. The meeti...
Feb 12 2002 12:00 am
United Kingdom: No inquiry 13 years later
Patrick Finucane was shot dead on 12 February 1989 by Loyalist paramilitaries; since then, evidence has emerged which strongly suggests that there was official collusion by both the army and the polic...
Feb 12 2002 12:00 am
RED HANDS TO STOP THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mrs Mary Robinson, joined Children's rights and campaigners around the world to mark the entry into force of a new UN treaty prohibiting the use of Children'...