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Jun 23 2003 12:00 am
Labour rights are human rights: 25 years of solidarity

The meeting will underline the need for closer co-operation between trade unionists and other human rights defenders around the world.Luis Miguel Morantes, general secretary of the Colombian trade...

Jun 23 2003 12:00 am
Afghanistan refugee returns: 'Out of sight, out of mind'

The organisation said that the security situation in Afghanistan had deteriorated in 2003, with at least two thirds of the country now in a situation of 'generalised instability.' There have been...

Jun 20 2003 12:00 am
New manual for those fighting torture and treating its victims

Heightened concerns for security have led to an alarming acceptance of torture in some quarters since the events of September 11. A new manual published on Thursday 26 June by Amnesty International...

Jun 20 2003 12:00 am
Burma: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi must be released immediately

Lesley Warner, Amnesty International UK Media Director, said:'Aung San Suu Kyi is detained under a law which allows her to be held without charge or trial and without access to legal counsel for up to...

Jun 20 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Where are Iraqis in the economic reconstruction of their country?

'It is worrying that human rights are not even mentioned on the detailed, 8-page conference agenda', said David Petrasek, Senior Director of Amnesty International's Policy and Evaluation Program, who...

Jun 19 2003 12:00 am
UK: New bill would inject substance into corporate social responsibility

The Corporate Responsibility Bill has been tabled following the government's failure to include clear proposals on business transparency and accountability to stakeholders in its own recently...

Jun 19 2003 12:00 am
Russian Federation/UK: Putin visit - Blair urged to break 'conspiracy of silence' on Chechnya

The human rights organisation is looking for a strong public comment from the PM on the need for justice in the Chechen Republic and a clear indication that the UK government is not prepared to ignore...

Jun 19 2003 12:00 am
Nepal: Bhutanese refugees rendered stateless

The refugees will have just fifteen days to appeal their categorisation in a screening process that the two governments have been conducting since March 2001.In a joint statement, Amnesty...

Jun 18 2003 12:00 am
UK: Armed forces families deserve justice

The UK government should immediately establish a full, independent inquiry into non-combatant deaths in disputed circumstances among members of the UK Armed Forces, Amnesty International said today...

Jun 18 2003 12:00 am
EU: Asylum - new report condemns EU 'transit processing centres' and warns that asylum may be driven underground

The proposals are to be discussed at this week's EU summit in Thessaloniki, Greece, starting on 20 June. The human rights organisation's 40-page report, Unlawful and Unworkable: extra-territorial...