May 01 2002 12:00 am
SIERRA LEONE: International community must stay involved after elections
On 14 May 2002, Sierra Leone will hold presidential and parliamentary elections for the first time since 1996. In a country devastated by over 10 years of internal armed conflict, transparent and peac...
May 01 2002 12:00 am
CHINA: NEW REPORT REVEALS LABOUR UNREST AND CRACKDOWN
The report, 'Labour Unrest and the Suppression of the Rights to Freedom of Association and Expression', reveals a dramatic rise in labour disputes and protests in China in recent years, showing a tren...
Apr 30 2002 12:00 am
USA: Stop discriminating against Haitian asylum-seekers
Amnesty International is also disturbed at reports that a substantial number of Haitian asylum-seekers who have shown a credible fear of persecution in Haiti have been ordered to be deported. The orga...
Apr 30 2002 12:00 am
UN Commission fails to uphold human rights in fight against terror
A resolution presented by Mexico called for counter-terrorist measures to be compatible with international human rights and humanitarian law. The resolution would have requested the UN High Commission...
Apr 30 2002 12:00 am
Senegal: A unique opportunity to end years of impunity
Since President Abdoulaye Wade was elected in March 2000, the Senegalese authorities have shown signs that they are at last willing to bring those responsible for human violations to justice. 'The fac...
Apr 30 2002 12:00 am
Jenin: Israel must answer questions
'What we are looking at is facts and the facts are: civilians, including Children's rights, were killed; humanitarian assistance was blocked and the wounded were denied medical assistance. Extensive d...
Apr 30 2002 12:00 am
Greece: Allegations of reckless use of firearms by border police
With the approach of summer, the number of Albanians seeking to enter Greece illegally is likely to increase substantially, together with the potential for further incidents to occur. The letter to th...
Apr 29 2002 12:00 am
Pakistan: Cycle of sectarian violence demands government action
'The authorities must condemn the attack, find out who is responsible and make every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice. The cycle of sectarian violence will only be broken if the government...
Apr 29 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: Nothing to hide? Amnesty International head calls on Israel to cooperate with UN inquiry
'It is vital that the Israeli government allows the expert UN fact-finding team to commence its work, with full independence, without further delay,' said Ms Khan. 'The three members are known for the...
Apr 29 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority: Hebron must not be another Jenin - Tit-for-tat killings must stop
Today in Tel Aviv, Irene Khan, met relatives of Israelis killed by suicide bombers and in other attacks by Palestinian armed groups. She expressed her deep concern at the suffering of civilians on all...