Apr 29 2002 12:00 am
Hong Kong: Police must exercise restraint in handling protesters
It was reported that about 300 police officers and over 50 immigration officers sealed all the exits and charged into the gardens to clear 100 - 200 protesters. The protesters had been peacefully stag...
Apr 26 2002 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty International regrets inaction by United Nations Commission on Human Rights
'The UN Commission on Human Rights is a forum in which human rights violations should be discussed in an open and cooperative way to establish accountability and work towards ending impunity', the org...
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 parti...
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 unde...
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 o...
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 r...
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 o...