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Jun 29 2004 12:00 am
Amnesty International urges the Dutch EU Presidency to close the gap between rhetoric and practice in EU human rights policy

Amnesty International's detailed recommendations include a call for the proposed EU Human Rights Agency to concentrate on human rights compliance within the EU, and the appointment of an EU Special...

Jun 28 2004 12:00 am
USA: Supreme court ruling hailed as step toward restoring rule of law at GuantAnamo Bay

Amnesty International said:'Today's ruling that the US courts have jurisdiction to consider challenges to the lawfulness of such detentions moves us one step closer to justice and accountability in...

Jun 28 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: New report says US must clarify fate of prisoners after handover and stop holding 'ghost' detainees

In a new report, Amnesty International expresses concern that the US has recently said that it intends to hold without charge between 4,000 and 5,000 detainees despite a legal requirement to release...

Jun 26 2004 12:00 am
UN Torture Day: No room for complacency - fight against torture must be reinforced

Amnesty International UK Director, Kate Allen, said:“The international community must confront attempts to legitimise torture and ill-treatment head on. “The recent graphic evidence of the torture...

Jun 25 2004 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: International Criminal Court's investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity a major step forward

The announcement by the Prosecutor of the ICC of the commencement of an investigation follows a preliminary examination of crimes committed in the country since July 2002. In a positive step, the...

Jun 25 2004 12:00 am
China: Annual Execution Spree Looms on UN Anti-Drugs Day

“We have seen an annual spree of executions in China in the run-up to UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in previous years” said Amnesty International. “Yet no...

Jun 23 2004 12:00 am
Chechnya: New Report Shows Abuses Spreading to Neighbouring Ingushetia

The report, ‘Russian Federation: Chechen Republic - 'Normalization' in whose eyes?’, examining human rights abuses against civilians in Chechnya, tracks the spread of abuses into Ingushetia, where...

Jun 23 2004 12:00 am
'Sex, Love And Homophobia' - New Amnesty International Book on Sexuality and Human Rights

As people continue to be arrested, imprisoned and even killed because of their sexuality, and less than a month after the murder of Brian Williamson, Jamaica’s best known gay rights activist...

Jun 22 2004 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Brutal killing of human rights defender Nikolai Girenko

Nikolai Girenko was well-known and widely respected for his work and research on racism and discrimination in the Russian Federation. He was Head of the Minority Rights Commission at the St Petersburg...

Jun 21 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Disarmament essential with 25,000 still armed

The organisation is calling for a comprehensive, nation-wide programme of disarmament as a priority, assisted by the new UN Stabilisation Mission, MINUSTAH. The report reveals that armed groups are...