May 19 2004 12:00 am
USA must set up commission of inquiry into 'war on terror' detainees
The commission, composed of credible experts independent of government, must have broad-ranging powers to examine the administration’s detention policies and practices and ensure accountability at t...
May 19 2004 12:00 am
Eritrea: Torture, 'disappearances' and religious persecution as government resists scrutiny on human rights
Noting the crackdown on those calling for democratic reform which began two and a half years ago, Amnesty International is calling on the government of Eritrea to release all prisoners of conscience,...
May 19 2004 12:00 am
Amnesty 'Question Time' lets Londoners Quiz EU Candidates on Key Human Rights Issues
The event, chaired by BBC World at One’s Nick Clarke, is held at the Khalili Lecture Theatre at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and starts at 7.30pm. The panel will consist of John...
May 18 2004 12:00 am
UK: Government urged to get tough on arms
The MPs’ call to the government comes from the Quadripartite Committee’s Annual Report, a cross-party committee of MPs responsible for scrutinising arms exports. The report states that unless arms...
May 18 2004 12:00 am
Jamaica: Police kill one man and abuse and threaten many more
Greenwood and James are currently held without charge in Spanish Town Police Station and are at risk of ill-treatment and torture. Other young men from the area have also reportedly been abused in cus...
May 18 2004 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: New report condemns demolition of two Palestinian homes a day
The organisation is calling on Israel to halt all unlawful destruction of homes and land, including the expansion of Israeli settlements and the building of the “security fence” in the Occupied Te...
May 17 2004 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Food emergency for millions predicted as government moves to politicise aid distribution
Amnesty International said: 'If independent assessments are correct, the risk is that food will be used for political ends and food supplies will go first and only to supporters of the ruling party.'...
May 17 2004 12:00 am
Liberia: Rehabilitation of 21,000 child soldiers in danger of failing
It has been estimated that one in ten of Liberia’s Children's rights were recruited by all sides into the fourteen year civil war which finally ended with UN intervention last year. The report, ‘L...
May 14 2004 12:00 am
USA: Interrogation techniques amount to torture
Citing current and former officials, the New York Times has claimed that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, an alleged leading member of al-Qa’ida held in an undisclosed location for more than a year, has been...
May 14 2004 12:00 am
EU: Arms - Amnesty International warns EU whitewash will mean more guns on UK streets and in conflict zones
The report reveals that German authorities place no restrictions on exports of the ME38 Magnum, an airgun easily converted to fire live .22 rounds. UK police state that more than 75 per cent of all wo...