Dec 11 2003 12:00 am
UK: New Report criticises ‘perverted’ justice in holding 14 ‘terrorism prisoners without charge or trial
The system permits potentially indefinite detention on the basis of secret 'evidence' and allows the use of 'evidence' extracted under torture. The report - UK: Justice Perverted under the Anti-terror...
Dec 11 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Tribunal Established Without Consultation
Amnesty International said: 'We have urged that proposals to establish the tribunal be subject to widespread consultation within Iraqi civil society, especially the legal profession and human rights g...
Dec 11 2003 12:00 am
Colombia: New Reforms Could Allow Army to Raid and Arrest Without Judicial Authorisation
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'This decision will have disastrous impact on human rights. It will allow the Colombian military to continue its campaign to intimidate and discredit...
Dec 10 2003 12:00 am
International Human Rights Day sees UK Fall Behind on Arms Control
Against this daily death toll, the political leaders of Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Macedonia, Costa Rica, Finland and the Netherlands have all pledged their support for an international Arms Treaty. This...
Dec 08 2003 12:00 am
Nigeria: Amnesty International welcomes Commonwealth Commitment to Human Rights
The Aso Rock Declaration adopted by the heads of government urges the Commonwealth Ministers and the Secretary-General to work on implementation and requested a progress report to the next CHOGM in Ma...
Dec 08 2003 12:00 am
Libya: Time to break 10-year silence on Mansour Al-Kikhiya
Baha al-Kikhiya, Mansour al-Kikhiya's wife, told Amnesty International: 'As a woman and as a mother, I have had to live with the suffering of not knowing where my husband is and whether he is still al...
Dec 05 2003 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: Authorities stop death penalty conference - reaction
Amnesty International, which recently published a report on the secretive use of the death penalty in the country, had a representative attending the conference. Arriving in Tashkent today, she said:...
Dec 05 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Coalition orders may break international law
The Memorandum on concerns related to legislation introduced by the Coalition Provisional Authority calls on the CPA to suspend provisions of the Iraqi penal legislation that clearly contravene intern...
Dec 05 2003 12:00 am
Chechen human rights worker wins prestigious Martin Ennals award
The award, part of a unique collaboration between ten leading non-governmental human rights organisations - including Amnesty International, is being bestowed on Ms Yusupova in recognition of her brav...
Dec 02 2003 12:00 am
Tasers on trial by the Met Police
Police scientists even warned that in some circumstances, such as if a subject has been sprayed with CS spray or has strong alcohol on them, there is a chance that 'the subject and their clothing may...