Togo: will history repeat itself?
This report is based on information gathered by an Amnesty International research mission that visited refugee camps in Benin, in May and June 2005. Amnesty International representatives were able to gather testimony from Togolese victims, newly arrived in Benin, who had been wounded or who had lost close relatives in different regions of the country. … Continue reading Togo: will history repeat itself?
Eritrea: ‘you have no right to ask’: government resists scrutiny on human rights
This report updates and expands on Amnesty International’s previously published information about arbitrary detention in Eritrea. It describes new evidence of torture and religious persecution, and sets out the political context in which human rights violations continue to be committed with impunity. It concludes with recommendations to the Government of Eritrea and the international community … Continue reading Eritrea: ‘you have no right to ask’: government resists scrutiny on human rights
Sudan: in our silence we are complicit
Amnesty International is calling on all parties involved in the Darfur conflict to immediately end human rights violations including the unlawful killing and abuse of civilians. The organisation is also calling on the international community to support the deployment of international human rights monitors to Sudan.
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: renewed concern for the Montagnard minority
Amnesty International is reiterating recommendations to the Vietnamese government that were first made in December 2002 to address the serious human rights situation in the Central Highlands. The organization believes that greater transparency including immediate and unfettered access to the Central Highlands for independent observers are essential first steps to ascertain the truth about recent … Continue reading Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: renewed concern for the Montagnard minority
Myanmar: the Rohingya minority: fundamental rights denied
This report is based on almost 50 testimonies taken from Rohingyas which were made available to Amnesty International during the last year. These interviews were conducted in private and in confidence in accordance with the organization’s general terms of reference for primary research. Information from other reliable and credible sources is also used to corroborate … Continue reading Myanmar: the Rohingya minority: fundamental rights denied
Algeria: asylum-seekers fleeing a continuing human rights crisis
This is a short briefing document which was originally provided by Amnesty International to European decision-makers on asylum claims ahead of an EU meeting on 16-17 December 2002 to discuss the human rights situation in Algeria. Following a later mission to Algeria, the organization made the document public in the hope that it would be … Continue reading Algeria: asylum-seekers fleeing a continuing human rights crisis
Amnesty International statement to the 86th session of the Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
In this document Amnesty International expresses concern that the IOM continues to carry out projects, on behalf of governments, which negatively impact on the human rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and other migrants. These concerns arise in the context of how persons are treated when they are or may be of concern to the United Nations … Continue reading Amnesty International statement to the 86th session of the Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Myanmar: ethnic minorities: targets of repression
In this document, Amnesty International outlines its findings and concerns with regard to ethnic minorities living in parts of the Mon, Shan and Kayin States, and in the Tanintharyi Division. This information is based on interviews with refugees in Thailand during February 2001. The interviewees, almost all of whom are subsistence farmers, fled from their … Continue reading Myanmar: ethnic minorities: targets of repression
Myanmar: atrocities in the Shan State
Most of the material in this report is based on the interviews Amnesty International conducted with Shan villagers in Thailand. Amnesty International believes that the testimonies are consistent with other reliable reports documenting killings and torture of Shan civilians
The Middle East: fear, flight and forcible exile
This report, one of five reports on refugees in different regions, is part of a worldwide Amnesty International campaign for refugees’ human rights. The campaign, launched in March 1997, focuses on three cornerstone issues, which are increasingly threatened, undermined or ignored by governments around the world: human rights protection in countries of origin, human rights … Continue reading The Middle East: fear, flight and forcible exile