Malta: open letter to the Maltese Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
This document was written in connection with the inquiry in Malta into circumstances surrounding the deportation of 220 Eritrean citizens from Malta to Eritrea on 30 September and 3 October 2002.
2002 UN Commission on Human Rights: rights at risk
Amnesty International is concerned that in their response to the attacks of 11 September, a number of states have introduced or are considering introducing measures that violate human rights standards. The challenge to states is not to promote security at the expense of human rights, but rather to ensure respect of human rights for all, … Continue reading 2002 UN Commission on Human Rights: rights at risk
The Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism: a serious threat to human rights
This document states that provisions of the Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism, also known in English as the Arab Convention for the Combatting of Terrorism (the Convention) adopted by the League of the Arab States (the Arab League) present a serious threat to human rights in Arab countries. Amnesty International is calling for … Continue reading The Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism: a serious threat to human rights
Rights at risk: Amnesty International’s concerns regarding security legislation and law enforcement measures
This report sets out some of Amnesty International’s concerns regarding security legislation which infringes or undermines human rights. While focusing on the risks to human rights in new security legislation and procedures, it also gives examples of case histories which show the effects on individuals such measures have had in the past.
Republic of Korea (South Korea): Terrorism Prevention Bill: granting greater scope for increased human rights violations
The National Intelligence Service, a secretive agency about which Amnesty International has expressed concern, announced on 12 November 2001 that the South Korean government was set to enact the Terrorism Prevention Bill shortly.
Statement by Amnesty International on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1373
In resolution 1373 the Security Council (the Council) has adopted wide-ranging measures to combat what are broadly described as terrorist acts. The Council has called on states to take steps to suppress the financing of such acts, to refrain from supporting them, to ensure that those participating in them are brought to justice, and to … Continue reading Statement by Amnesty International on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1373
The backlash: human rights at risk throughout the world
Amnesty International writes, in the wake of the September 11th attacks in New York, USA, that already there is a backlash. In many parts of the world people have suffered racist attacks because of their appearance and/or their religion. In the name of fighting ”international terrorism”, governments have rushed to introduce draconian new measures that … Continue reading The backlash: human rights at risk throughout the world
United Nations General Assembly, 56th Session 2001, Draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism: a threat to human rights standards
Amnesty International is deeply concerned that some provisions in the draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (draft Convention), U.N. Doc. A/C.6/55/1, 28 August 2000, would violate fundamental human rights, and calls for the draft to be amended.
United Kingdom: creating a shadow criminal justice system in the name of ‘fighting international terrorism’
This briefing focuses on Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, which is entitled ”Immigration and Asylum”. Part 4 lays out procedures for Executive certification of a person as a suspected international terrorist and a risk to national security, and their consequent indefinite detention, as well as the exclusion from asylum procedures for … Continue reading United Kingdom: creating a shadow criminal justice system in the name of ‘fighting international terrorism’
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: still forgotten: an update on conscientious objectors after the Kosovo conflict
In October 1999 Amnesty International published a report The forgotten resisters: the plight of conscientious objectors to military service after the conflict in Kosovo (AI Index: EUR 70/111/99). The report described the fate of those who disobeyed the FRY leadership by failing to answer call-up or deserting their units. Despite calls by NATO states encouraging … Continue reading Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: still forgotten: an update on conscientious objectors after the Kosovo conflict