Apr 26 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: International Days of Mourning

Amnesty International has declared 27 and 28 April International Days of Mourning. During those days, the organization's Secretary General, Irene Khan, will carry out her first visit to Israel and the...

Apr 26 2002 12:00 am
ISRAEL/OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: HUMAN RIGHTS HEAD VISITS ISRAEL

The Amnesty International delegation will also include: - the organisation's researcher on Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority, Dr Elizabeth Hodgkin; - military expert David...

Apr 26 2002 12:00 am
Africa: Meeting of the African Committee of Experts - a positive step to promote and protect the rights of the African child

As the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the Committee) prepares to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 29 April-2 May 2002, the organisation strongly urged...

Apr 24 2002 12:00 am
UNCHR: Torture - Prevention is better than a cure - breakthrough vote on new torture treaty

What is this new treaty? The draft Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture will establish an international sub-committee of independent experts enabled to visit any place of detention...

Apr 24 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: Statement to the United Nations about the fact-finding team to inquire into the events in Jenin

Amnesty International's delegates have just returned from Jenin, and found credible evidence of serious breaches of human rights and humanitarian law. These include unlawful killings, excessive use of...

Apr 24 2002 12:00 am
Chile/UK: UK shirks its obligation to cooperate in human rights investigation

Spanish National Court judge Baltasar Garzón and French judge Sophie-Helene Chateau, who are investigating cases of human rights violations committed in Chile, each filed a commission rogatoire (an...

Apr 23 2002 12:00 am
English-speaking Caribbean: The death penalty - a colonial legacy that must be abandoned

Against the backdrop of the debate stirred by a recent Privy Council ruling that mandatory death penalty is unconstitutional, the organisation is releasing today a report on the death penalty in the...

Apr 22 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Indifference to racism must be addressed

In the past, racist attacks on ethnic and racial minorities across Russia have increased markedly as the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth on 20 April approaches. The victims of racist attacks are...

Apr 22 2002 12:00 am
Madagascar: Human rights must be respected

'The turbulence which has characterised the political situation in Madagascar in the past months has unleashed a wave of human rights violations which the outside world has largely ignored,' the...

Apr 19 2002 12:00 am
NEW REPORT CALLS FOR TOUGH HUMAN RIGHTS CLAUSE IN ALGERIA-EU ACCORD

'With unarmed demonstrators in Algeria being shot dead in the street by security forces, there is an urgent need to make the agreement's human rights clause meaningful,' Amnesty International said...