Open letter to the government of the Bahamas regarding the communication to the House of Assembly on the investigation of allegations of abuse and inhumane conditions at the detention centre on Carmichael Road, 8 December 2004

The detention centre in question houses, among others, asylum-seekers and children.

Hidden scandal, secret shame: torture and ill-treatment of children

This document draws on many reports of torture of children documented by Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. It includes cases affecting refugee and internally displaced children.

Concerns in Europe: January – June 1998

This bulletin contains information about Amnesty International’s main concerns in Europe between January and June 1998. The five Central Asian republics of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are included in the Europe Region because of their membership of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). … Continue reading Concerns in Europe: January – June 1998

Children’s rights: the future starts here

This document is an overview of the 1959 UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child, and of Amnesty’s work for children, including refugee children.

East Timor: Building a new country based on human rights

Includes a section on returning refugees

Uganda: ”breaking God’s commands”: the destruction of childhood by the Lord’s Resistance Army

This report is a call to recognize what is happening to a generation of northern Ugandan children from Gulu, Kitgum and neighbouring districts. It is estimated that since 1995 between five and eight thousand children, most from the Acholi people, have been abducted by the LRA and forced to become child soldiers.