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Jun 29 2002 12:00 am
Algeria: Habib Souaidia's trial highlights concerns over failure to conduct investigations

Habib Souaidia is the author of a book published in 2001 called La Sale Guerre (The Dirty War), which details reports of torture, extrajudicial executions and other grave human rights abuses committed...

Jun 29 2002 12:00 am
African Union: A new opportunity for the promotion and protection of citizens' rights

'Human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights remain unrealised for the vast majority of Africans, despite the adoption of the African Charter on Human and peoples' Rights in 1981, and...

Jun 28 2002 12:00 am
UN Security Council: International justice must not be undermined

The US government has introduced language for Security Council resolutions that would essentially grant immunity from prosecution to peace-keepers, both current and former, except before their...

Jun 28 2002 12:00 am
11th Annual Media Awards: Winners Announced

Held at BAFTA in London on the evening of Thursday 27 June, the awards ceremony was hosted by Radio 4's Nick Clarke. Those presenting awards included journalist Fergal Keane, and Marie O'Hagan, the...

Jun 27 2002 12:00 am
Syria: Stop targeting peaceful critics

The SSSC today sentenced Riad al-Turk (72) to two and a half years in prison on charges of 'attempting to change the constitution by illegal means'. Two days earlier another prisoner of conscience...

Jun 27 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Palestinians suffer renewed collective punishment

'No abuses, however atrocious, by armed groups can justify Israel's indiscriminate punishment,' said Amnesty International. All major West Bank towns have by now been reoccupied and are placed under...

Jun 27 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Belgium: Dismay at Sharon case decision

The complaint before the Belgian court concerned the killings of at least 900 Palestinian men, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Children's rights in the Sabra and Shatila...

Jun 27 2002 12:00 am
Egypt: Stop criminalising human rights activists

'With this politically motivated trial of Saad Eddin Ibrahim and his colleagues, Egyptian authorities intend to silence the whole Egyptian human rights movement,' said Amnesty International. In May...

Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
UN Day of Victims of Torture: Making the Convention against Torture a reality

'Only 129 of the 189 UN member states have become parties to the convention, and many of those that have are still failing to ensure its full implementation and allowing the practice of torture to...

Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
Peru: Time for concrete action to eradicate torture

The organisation is releasing a new report today highlighting how political and common prisoners, criminal suspects and military conscripts continue to suffer torture and ill-treatment - including...