Apr 01 2004 12:00 am
UK: Government's failure to immediately establish public inquiry into killing of Patrick Finucane is shameful
Using one outstanding prosecution as the excuse further undermines the government's credibility and raises more questions as to its real intention. 'This is a major opportunity to establish the truth...
Mar 31 2004 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Rights groups call for public inquiries
Amnesty International, British Irish Rights Watch, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, Human Rights First and Human Rights Watch strongly believe that the public inquiries which Judge Cory...
Mar 29 2004 12:00 am
Europe: Refugee and human rights organisations across Europe call on EU to scrap key asylum proposal
The organisations are concerned that proposals to designate certain countries as 'safe countries of origin' or 'safe third countries,' and the absence of a guaranteed right for all asylum-seekers to r...
Mar 29 2004 12:00 am
Belarus: Human Rights Bodies Closed Over a Quotation Mark
Organisations have been closed down for such minor irregularities as having a different street address from that registered, and the absence of quotation marks surrounding their names on their letterh...
Mar 26 2004 12:00 am
Afghanistan: International community must face up to human rights responsibilities at donors' meeting
Amnesty International said: 'We have seen some positive steps emerging in Afghanistan, such as the building of a professional police force, training of the judiciary, police and lawyers, legal reform...
Mar 25 2004 12:00 am
Israel: Children's rights must not be used by armed groups
Reports indicate that the boy was wearing an explosive belt, which would suggest that he was knowingly carrying it. According to Israeli army reports the boy may have intended to detonate the explosiv...
Mar 25 2004 12:00 am
Egypt: Amnesty International calls for immediate release of jailed Britons
The organisation is calling for their immediate and unconditional release, believing that they have been convicted solely for their peacefully held views. Twelve of the defendants - including the thre...
Mar 24 2004 12:00 am
Burundi: Thousands of child soldiers threaten possibility of lasting peace
The report, Burundi: Child soldiers - the challenge of demobilisation, says that unless the Burundian government urgently addresses the needs of Children's rights who have been used as porters, inform...
Mar 23 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Channel 4 'Dispatches' torture victim denied medical treatment in prison
Arzhang Davoodi, 46, was arrested between August and October 2003 and severely beaten after criticising the Iranian authorities in a secretly filmed television documentary Iran Undercover – Inside t...
Mar 22 2004 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Amnesty International strongly condemns assassination of Sheikh Yassin
Amnesty International said: 'Once again Israel has chosen to violate international law instead of using alternative lawful means. Sheikh Yassin could have been arrested and prosecuted. The Israeli arm...