Jul 19 2002 12:00 am
Greece: Protection of human rights must be at the forefront
'In the aftermath of 11 September, the world has witnessed how human rights have been undermined in the name of ensuring security. Greece should set the standard, and not follow suit, in protecting hu...
Jul 18 2002 12:00 am
UK: Government in the dock for indefinite detention without charge or trial
Amnesty International is concerned about the consequences of the implementation of provisions of the ATCSA which have resulted in serious human rights violations. Under this legislation, a person who...
Jul 18 2002 12:00 am
Jamaica/United Kingdom: Human rights must be at heart of crime-fighting initiatives
'The visit to Jamaica by the UK Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Chairperson of the Metropolitan Police Authority offers a unique opportunity to explore how both countries can contribute to ensure...
Jul 18 2002 12:00 am
Colombia: Amnesty International meets President-elect in London
'We welcome this opportunity to begin a dialogue with the incoming administration and to raise our concern that some of the measures he has planned to strengthen security could exacerbate further the...
Jul 18 2002 12:00 am
Australia/UK: Failure to protect child asylum-seekers' worrying
The Children's rights, aged 12 and 13, who may be ethnic Hazara Afghans, reportedly sought protection in the British Consulate building after escaping the Woomera Detention Centre, where they had been...
Jul 17 2002 12:00 am
Yemen: human rights violations have no justification
Amnesty International is deeply concerned that legal and institutional safeguards introduced in Yemen in recent years have been sidelined in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001 in the name of...
Jul 17 2002 12:00 am
Burma: Forced labour, extortion, displacement and land confiscation - the rural life
In a new report, the organisation describes how civilians in eastern Burma are struggling to survive as the tatmadaw continues to make demands on their livelihood. Some 100 migrants were interviewed b...
Jul 17 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority: Amnesty International condemns attack on bus near West Bank settlement
'There is no justification for the targeting of civilians,' Amnesty International said. 'The fact that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories are illegal under international humanitarian law...
Jul 17 2002 12:00 am
International Criminal Court: Immunity for peace-keepers is a set back for international justice
What the Security Council has done is to attempt to amend a treaty agreed between state parties, a power in this case only given to the Assembly of States Parties. Moreover, the Council is exceeding i...
Jul 17 2002 12:00 am
India: Civilians are not legitimate targets
'Civilians are not legitimate targets. All parties to the conflict in Kashmir must respect international humanitarian standards and spare civilian lives,' the organisation said. Most of the victims we...