Apr 16 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Amnesty International calls on the UN Security Council to immediately deploy an independent investigation into human rights abuses in Jenin

'According to the principles of international law, when deaths have occurred in disputed circumstances there must be an impartial investigation with the cooperation of all sides,' said Amnesty...

Apr 16 2002 12:00 am
Greece: Conscientious objector faces imprisonment

On 16 April the Military Court of Appeal is due to hear an appeal against the four-year prison sentence given to Lazaros Petromelidis in April 1999 by the Naval Court of Piraeus on charges of...

Apr 16 2002 12:00 am
Equatorial Guinea: The UN Commission on Human rights must act in the interest of human rights

'International monitoring in Equatorial Guinea is essential, especially now when human rights violations are still being perpetrated, including the incommunicado detention for a month of more than...

Apr 16 2002 12:00 am
Bulgaria: Residents of Dragash Voyvoda are dying as a result of gross neglect

The organisation is concerned that most of the deaths were caused by lack of adequate medical treatment. The organisation is also concerned that conditions in this institution, which provides...

Apr 16 2002 12:00 am
BRITISH PUBLIC BACKS CALL FOR CLAMPDOWN ON ARMS EXPORT SECRECY

An opinion poll carried out last month found that eight out of ten people in Britain believe there is too much secrecy surrounding UK arms exports. Two thirds think the government should give MPs the...

Apr 15 2002 12:00 am
USA: NEW REPORT FINDS CAMP X-RAY AND CAMP RHINO UNDERMINE HUMAN RIGHTS

'The US government must ensure that all its actions in relation to those in its custody in Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay comply with international law and standards,' Amnesty International said....

Apr 12 2002 12:00 am
USA: Treatment of prisoners in Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay undermines human rights.

The organisation released today the text of a memorandum sent to the US Government detailing some of the organisation's concerns under international law and standards relating to detainees in US...

Apr 12 2002 12:00 am
Jamaica: Braeton inquest - Justice must be done and seen to be done

Alleged comments by the Coroner to the effect that 'Nothing is wrong with a propensity to shoot' and 'police have a right to shoot' are extremely worrying as they may indicate partiality on the part...

Apr 12 2002 12:00 am
ISRAEL/OT: ISRAELI MILITARY ACTION IS COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT SAYS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IN NEW REPORT

The report, 'Israel/Occupied Territories, The Heavy Price of Israeli Incursions', releases findings from Amnesty International delegates while in Israel and the Occupied Territories in March 2002....

Apr 12 2002 12:00 am
ISRAEL / OT: NOW IS THE TIME TO SEND INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS

In recognition of the call by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to deploy a imonitoring force as well as other recent comments on the issue made by Colin Powell and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Amnesty...