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Sep 30 2002 12:00 am
Tajikistan: Lethal Secrets

'Relentlessly cruel and arbitrary,' is how the report 'Tajikistan: Deadly secrets - the death penalty in law and practice', describes the pattern of the secret use of the death penalty that Amnesty...

Sep 30 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: New report reveals killing of Children's rights increasing

The 29-page report, 'Killing the Future: Children's rights in the Line of Fire', published shortly before a UN Committee on the Rights of the Child meeting on Israel and almost exactly two years since...

Sep 30 2002 12:00 am
EU compromise on US impunity agreements a setback for world court

Although today's decision requires member states not to enter into agreements with the US which would lead to impunity, it is worded in such a way that some states may use it as an excuse to enter...

Sep 30 2002 12:00 am
Colombia: Paramilitary leaders should answer for human rights violations

'The international community should insist that the Colombian government finally takes firm and decisive action to combat paramilitary groups, including arresting their leaders and severing their...

Sep 30 2002 12:00 am
Brazil: Espírito Santo state under siege - authorities cannot afford to make mistakes

The people of Espírito Santo continue to be trapped between the violence of criminal gangs that often operate with the knowledge or complicity of state agents, and state institutions that have...

Sep 27 2002 12:00 am
Government Human Rights Report: Progress hampered by backtrack on ICC and Foreign Policy and commercial-interest failings

In the past 12 months, the Foreign Office has played a constructive role in the fight against torture and in promoting international abolition of the death penalty. The UK has also provided useful...

Sep 27 2002 12:00 am
Burundi: Accountability protects human rights

Speaking at the end of an official visit to Burundi, Irene Khan said that the military commanders of units suspected to be responsible for human rights violations must be suspended pending full and...

Sep 26 2002 12:00 am
Iraq: Human rights in the balance

Let us not forget that these same governments turned a blind eye to Amnesty International's reports of widespread human rights violations in Iraq before the Gulf War. They remained silent when...

Sep 26 2002 12:00 am
Indonesia: Human rights are everyone's business in Papua

Incidents such as the recent killing of three teachers working at the Freeport gold and copper mine, and allegations in the past that Indonesian security personnel guarding the mining operations have...

Sep 25 2002 12:00 am
USA: Indecent and internationally illegal, the execution of child offenders

'Two thirds of the known executions of child offenders in the past decade were carried out in the USA', the organisation said. 'It is clear that the United States is the world's leading perpetrator of...