Sep 30 2004 12:00 am
UK: Campaigners herald Jack Straw's 'major move' on arms controls
Amnesty International, Oxfam and IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms) launched the global Control Arms campaign almost exactly one year ago. It calls for a legally-binding, international...
Sep 30 2004 12:00 am
Europe: Flimsy controls fail to prevent EU countries selling arms to human rights abusers
The call comes as the NGOs launch a report called Taking Control: The Case for a More Effective EU Code of Conduct 'The EU Code is a first step, but clearly it is not meeting its objective of ensuring...
Sep 29 2004 12:00 am
NI: Ed Byrne to headline Belfast Amnesty benefit
Amnesty International and the Belfast Festival at Queen’s are delighted to announce that comedian Ed Byrne will headline the Stand Up For Justice comedy benefit at Belfast's Elmwood Hall on Tuesday 2n...
Sep 28 2004 12:00 am
Nepal: Two teenage boys and father
Govinda Damai, 18, was seen by his prison guard being taken away by a group of security personnel on Sunday evening, 26 September 2004. A court had found he was being detained illegally and ordered hi...
Sep 27 2004 12:00 am
Europe : EU Must Focus on Human Rights Implications of Asylum and Security Policy
Amnesty International’s 24-page document puts forward a wide range of policy proposals on human rights observance in the areas of asylum, immigration, and judicial and police cooperation within the...
Sep 24 2004 12:00 am
Jamaica: Alleged Extrajudicial Killings by Army Must be Fully Investigated
Amnesty International Jamaica researcher Piers Bannister said: 'In a meeting in March 2003, the Chief of Staff of the Jamaican Defence Force assured an Amnesty International delegation that human righ...
Sep 23 2004 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Ten Dead Following Police Use of Tear Gas
On 2 September, riot police, 'war veterans' and members of the youth 'militia' reportedly went to Porta Farm to forcibly evict some 10,000 people, many of whom have been living there since 1991. The p...
Sep 23 2004 12:00 am
UK: Suspicion Over Finucane Announcement
Amnesty International views this announcement with great suspicion. It states that the Finucane inquiry will require the introduction of new legislation to take account of 'the requirements of nationa...
Sep 23 2004 12:00 am
Greece: Greek Soldier Imprisoned for Refusing to Fight in Iraq Should be Released Immediately
On 13 September 2004 conscientious objector Monastiriotis, 24, was arrested and brought directly to the Naval Court of Piraeus for trial. He was sentenced on the same day to three years and four month...
Sep 22 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Hostage-Taking and Killing Must End Immediately
Amnesty International said: “The kidnapping and killing of civilians are recognised international crimes and violate people’s most basic rights. There can be no justification for these acts.” Tw...