Jul 25 2002 12:00 am
Brazil: Espírito Santo - Lives on the line, no more empty promises
'This will be the most effective way for the authorities to ensure the protection of the human rights community and put an end to the killings in the state,' the organisation added. The statement came...
Jul 24 2002 12:00 am
UN: Time for decisive action to prevent torture
'A vote against this Optional Protocol would be a disastrous set back in the fight against torture,' said Martin MacPherson, Head of Amnesty International's Legal Program, on the eve of this crucial v...
Jul 24 2002 12:00 am
Philippines: Protect the community from crime - but not at the cost of human rights
'The community has a right to be protected from violent crime. However, this must be achieved through a professionalised police force, adequately resourced and trained, and fully respectful of human r...
Jul 24 2002 12:00 am
Gambia: Missed opportunity to promote human rights
'Their absence is particularly regrettable in light of systematic attacks on freedom of expression and of the press, harassment of human rights defenders and journalists, long term detention without t...
Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: Killing Palestinian civilians will not bring security or peace
'This attack was disproportionate and is utterly unacceptable', Amnesty International said. A missile fired from a F-16 plane reportedly seriously damaged four houses including the apartment of leadin...
Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: End collective punishment of Palestinians in Occupied Territories
Hundreds of Palestinians remain in detention, including in administrative detention without charge or trial, and destruction or damage to homes and property continues. The organisation calls on the Is...
Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
India: Amnesty International denied access to Gujarat for investigations
The Indian government failed to provide a response to the visa application submitted by the organisation before the mutually agreed deadline of 12 July 2002. As agreed with government representatives...
Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
China: 'Strike Hard' anti-crime campaign intensifies
'The call for an intensification of the anti-crime campaign, in advance of the Chinese Communist Party Congress in October, is likely to lead to an increase in executions and death sentences for crime...
Jul 22 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: Forcibly transferring relatives of suspected Palestinian suicide bombers would violate international law
'The forcible transfer of these people under these circumstances is collective punishment,' Amnesty International said. 'We call on the Israeli government not to carry out such measures.' 'If anyone o...
Jul 19 2002 12:00 am
Guatemala: Human rights defenders still on the front line
The statement came in the run up to the Second Regional Consultation on Human Rights Defenders, which will take place in Guatemala from 23 to 25 July. Representatives of human rights organisations fro...