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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...

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...

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...

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 three...

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...

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...

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 army...

Mar 22 2004 12:00 am
China: Thousands sentenced to death after unfair trials

A week ago a senior Chinese legislator suggested that China executes 10,000 people a year - more than the number of judicial executions recorded for the rest of the world combined.Political...