Mar 19 2004 12:00 am
Kosovo: Forces should use firearms only if unavoidable
The human rights organisation has underlined that, in accordance with international standards, law enforcement officials may resort to the intentional lethal use of firearms only when strictly unavoid...
Mar 19 2004 12:00 am
Ecuador: Gay rights activist survives attempt on his life, as UN meets to consider protection for LGBT people
Patricio Ordóñez Maico, a member of the Friends for Life Foundation (Fundación Amigos por la Vida), an organisation which campaigns for the rights of LGBTIed people, was assaulted at FLF's offices....
Mar 18 2004 12:00 am
USA: Texas man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia facing execution
There is no doubt that Kelsey Patterson, who is African American, shot Louis Oates and Dorothy Harris, both of whom were white. He made no attempt to avoid arrest after shooting the victims but put do...
Mar 18 2004 12:00 am
UK: Reaction to Court of Appeal judgement on 'M' vs Home Secretary
'This now means that one of the 14 non-UK nationals who have been held without charge or trial, in some cases for over two years, should be released. 'The verdict highlights the very real dangers of l...
Mar 18 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: One year after the war, the human rights situation remains critical
The human rights organisation's new report highlights the insecurity within Iraq, particularly: Civilians killed by excessive force by coalition forces and attacks by armed groups; 8,500 or more peopl...
Mar 17 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Darfur atrocities continue, encouraged by the government
The government is also refusing access to humanitarian agencies which are desperate to provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of people who have now been displaced. There is evidence that the co...
Mar 16 2004 12:00 am
Cuba: Government must release prisoners of conscience immediately
The prisoners were arrested during the March 2003 crackdown when scores of dissidents were detained in a series of targeted sweeps. Some were subsequently released, but many were subjected to hasty an...
Mar 15 2004 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty International warns new asylum bill could condemn around 3,000 people to persecution
Government figures (2) state that in one year over 3,000 adjudicator decisions were overturned, following the intervention of the Tribunal (3). Amnesty International is concerned that the new Bill pro...
Mar 15 2004 12:00 am
UK/UN: Amnesty International calls on British Government not to de-railbusiness ethics moves at UN
In a letter to Jack Straw, the organisations called on the British government to support the UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Trans-national Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with regard...
Mar 12 2004 12:00 am
Spain: Scale of killings is a potential crime against humanity
The scale of the attacks - in which 10 nearly simultaneous explosions blasted four trains as they approached three different Madrid railway stations during the early morning rush hour - was unpreceden...