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Jul 01 2002 12:00 am
USA: Time to rethink the death penalty - 30 Years after landmark court ruling

'US officials should be troubled by the damage that the death penalty inflicts on their country's reputation in an increasingly abolitionist world,' Amnesty International said. 'The failure of their...

Jul 01 2002 12:00 am
The Rome Statute enters into force - A major step towards ending impunity for the worst crimes

'From today, those who commit the worst crimes under international law can be brought to justice by the Court,' said Amnesty International. The entry into force means that the ICC will be able to...

Jul 01 2002 12:00 am
Mexico: Crunch time for President Fox's commitment to combat 'disappearances'

'Hundreds of cases of 'disappearance' - mainly dating back to the 'dirty war' on opposition activists in the '70s and '80s - remain unresolved, despite the unfaltering determination of relatives...

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...