Nov 28 2003 12:00 am
UK/Iraq: Amnesty condemns Blunkett's 'dangerous precedent'
David Blunkett unveiled plans earlier this week to repatriate Iraqi asylum-seekers and argued that the northern part of Iraq was 'generally overwhelmingly safe'. Seemingly contradicting himself, Mr. B...
Nov 28 2003 12:00 am
Sudan: Government failure leads to humanitarian crisis
Since April half a million refugees fleeing nomad militias known locally as 'Arabs' or 'Janjawid' (armed men on horseback), have flooded into towns in Darfur with little capacity to cope with them. Wi...
Nov 27 2003 12:00 am
UK: Fundraising - Amnesty International welcomes proposed regulation in Queen's speech
'Most people are genuinely surprised when they discover that Amnesty International is not a charity under current legislation. This is an area that's been confusing for many years,' said Amnesty Inter...
Nov 27 2003 12:00 am
UK: Asylum statistics - targets met but at what cost?
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'The cost of meeting Blair and Blunkett's asylum targets is being met by people fleeing torture, rape and murder in their home countries. 'To meet th...
Nov 25 2003 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Freedom forbidden even in cyberspace
Amnesty International said: 'In Viet Nam, clicking on the 'send' button carries the risk of being sent to prison and having your friends and family put under 24 hour surveillance. 'While the internet...
Nov 25 2003 12:00 am
UK: Asylum - Queen's Speech measures raise spectre of asylum-seekers being returned to torture and persecution
The human rights organisation, which has formally submitted its concerns to the Home Office, is concerned at plans to limit appeals against asylum decisions despite the fact that initial decision-maki...
Nov 25 2003 12:00 am
Greece: Call for independent investigation into ill-treatment of British and other demonstrators
During the demonstration that took place on 21 June, police reportedly used excessive force against protestors. Over 100 individuals were detained between 21 and 23 June. Twenty-nine of them were arre...
Nov 24 2003 12:00 am
Liberia: Rapes and killings continue despite UN presence
Speedy deployment of additional UN peace-keeping forces is necessary to provide protection. In addition, the perpetrators of these abuses must be made to understand that they will be held accountable....
Nov 24 2003 12:00 am
European Union: Asylum - Amnesty International backs UNHCR criticism of EU asylum proposals
Amongst key asylum measures to be discussed by EU interior and home affairs ministers in Brussels this Thursday are 'safe countries,' border procedures and the right to remain during an appeal. Amnest...
Nov 21 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: US house demolitions could be illegal
'The US government should clarify whether it has officially permitted house demolitions as a form of collective punishment or deterrence,' said Amnesty International in a letter sent to the US governm...