May 01 2004 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty Congratulates St Johnstone FC on its Strong Stand Against Racism
Amnesty International today (Thursday April 1st 2004) welcomed St Johnstone football club taking a strong stand against racism in football and called on fans across Scotland to encourage their local c...
May 01 2004 12:00 am
Belarus: Stop harassing independent trade unions and their activists
Amnesty International UK Media Director Lesley Warner said: “Independent trade unions struggle to survive in a climate in which the authorities are stifling their activities by curtailing their righ...
Apr 30 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: 'Torture' photographs - torture not isolated, full investigations vital
Amnesty International said: “The latest evidence of torture and ill-treatment emerging from Abu Ghraib prison will exacerbate an already fragile situation. The prison was notorious under Saddam Huss...
Apr 30 2004 12:00 am
Colombia: A dangerous place for trade unionists
Amnesty International today (30 April 2004) reiterated its fears for the safety of trade unionists in Colombia, following the 20 April shooting by unidentified gunmen of Gabriel Remolina, the Presiden...
Apr 27 2004 12:00 am
Libya: New report on human rights 'climate of fear' coincides with first Gaddafi visit to Europe for 15 years
The report, Libya: Time to make human rights a reality, lays out the findings of the Amnesty International’s recent visit to Libya in February 2004, the human rights organisation’s first such visi...
Apr 22 2004 12:00 am
Amnesty Slams UN Commision on Human Rights as 'Unable And Unwilling To Address Human Rights Violations'
The Commission failed to adopt draft resolutions on China, Chechnya, Zimbabwe and the detainees in Guantanamo Bay, repeatedly using the “no action” procedure to prevent discussion of resolutions o...
Apr 21 2004 12:00 am
Turkey: Prolonged imprisonment of Leyla Zana and others allows injustice to continue
Amnesty International criticised the new proceedings as a replay of the original trial, designed to uphold the original verdict. Amnesty International delegates observed several sessions of the retria...
Apr 21 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Basra bombings - Children's rights 'must not be made to pay price of conflict' warning
Amnesty International said: “Indiscriminate attacks have devastating effects and reveal a complete disregard for the most fundamental human right - the right to life. This became tragically clear fo...
Apr 20 2004 12:00 am
USA: Guantánamo Bay - US Supreme Court must end logic of lawlessness
“The US government has offered a vision of a world in which arbitrary unchallengeable detentions, potentially for life, are acceptable. “The Supreme Court must reject this vision and extract the G...
Apr 20 2004 12:00 am
UN: Corporate responsibility breakthrough
Following several years’ research in this area by an expert Sub-Commission at the UN, and further discussion at the UN over the last few weeks, this formal request was made by the UK government on b...