Mar 31 2005 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: New report reveals misery of Palestinian Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's lives under occupation
The human rights organisation is calling on Israel to lift blockades and restrictions in the Occupied Territories and to ensure prompt passage and access to adequate medical facilities for pregnant Wo...
Mar 30 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Fresh warning that free and fair elections impossible amid human rights violations
During a research trip to Zimbabwe last month, Amnesty International delegates gathered evidence of continued government intimidation and arrest of opposition candidates and supporters, manipulation o...
Mar 30 2005 12:00 am
UN Commission on human rights must act on Nepal test case
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said: "Responsibility to avoid selectivity and double standards rests with each member. "Each member that calls on the Commission to address some hum...
Mar 30 2005 12:00 am
Sudan: Refer crimes to ICC but grant no immunity, says Amnesty
But the organisation warned of a dangerous precedent that could be set if peacekeepers from states that have not ratified the Rome Statute are granted immunity. Amnesty's call came as the House of Com...
Mar 23 2005 12:00 am
Kenya: Foreign agents conducting secret 'war on terror' interrogations in Kenya's 'crackdown' on terrorism
The allegations are made in a new report published by Amnesty International today (23 March), which looks at human rights violations committed as part of Kenya’s ‘crackdown’ on terrorism since t...
Mar 22 2005 12:00 am
Serbia and Montenegro: Failure to deal with legacy of war crimes condemned in new report
While welcoming steps towards fulfilling some of SCG’s human rights commitments, Amnesty International is concerned that limited progress in many areas such as full cooperation with the Internationa...
Mar 21 2005 12:00 am
UK: International Arts competition launched to commemorate executed writer Ken Saro-Wiwa
Ken Livingstone, Anita Roddick and Ken Wiwa (Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son) will be launching a ground-breaking public art initiative at a fundraising event featuring prominent writers, activists, musicians a...
Mar 18 2005 12:00 am
Cuba: Two years after crackdown, prisoners confined to tiny cells and beaten
Prison guards reportedly stamped on the neck of Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, causing him to pass out during a beating last November while he was handcuffed. Another man, Luis Enrique Ferrer Garcia, was...
Mar 17 2005 12:00 am
Sudan: Proposals against ICC role in Darfur undermines justice for victims
Amnesty International said: "This proposition undermines the confidence many countries, including Nigeria, have put in the ICC as the institution to judge the worst crimes committed in the world. "Man...
Mar 17 2005 12:00 am
China: Release of top Uighur prisoner welcome, but timing tactical
But the organisation noted with scepticism the timing of the release, on medical parole: the same day, the US announced it will not seek to sponsor a resolution on China at the ongoing UN Human Rights...