Russian Federation: violations continue, no justice in sight: a briefing paper on human rights violations in the context of the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic
This report is based on ongoing research conducted from Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London, including contact with relatives of victims of human rights abuses, lawyers and representatives of local and international organizations working in the region, including the Memorial Human Rights Centre, the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, the Danish Refugee Council, and the Stichting Russia … Continue reading Russian Federation: violations continue, no justice in sight: a briefing paper on human rights violations in the context of the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic
Bosnia-Herzegovina: honouring the ghosts: challenging impunity for disappearances
This document states that disappearances represent perhaps the largest unresolved human rights issue in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The number of victims and their relatives is huge. Virtually no cases have resulted in those responsible having been brought to justice and the trauma of relatives and dependants left behind has not healed. As is the case with other … Continue reading Bosnia-Herzegovina: honouring the ghosts: challenging impunity for disappearances
Republic of Congo: a past that haunts the future
In this report, Amnesty International expresses grave concern at the disappearances and other human rights violations to which hundreds of refugees returning to Brazzaville were subjected during and after May 1999. The organization is concerned that the Congolese authorities have failed to take adequate measures to establish responsibility for the violations and bring those responsible … Continue reading Republic of Congo: a past that haunts the future
Indonesia: East Timor: refugees at risk
Amnesty International continues to be seriously concerned about the tens of thousands of East Timorese refugees in Indonesia. Pro-integration militias continue to be active in West Timor, including in camps where they have been responsible for disappearances and have prevented access to humanitarian aid. Elsewhere in Indonesia, East Timorese have been threatened and in some … Continue reading Indonesia: East Timor: refugees at risk
Rwanda: ending the silence
This report highlights the scale and gravity of the human rights abuses taking place in Rwanda in the first half of 1997. It outlines the situation faced by returnees, and other members of the civilian population, with particular attention to killings and disappearances.
Kuwait: three years of unfair trials
This document reports the wide-spread human rights abuses in the Kuwait justice system following the first Iraq war, including the difficulties which those detained unfairly face in gaining recognition from the UNHCR.
Papua New Guinea: Bougainville: the forgotten human rights tragedy
This document reports on the human rights situation on the island Bougainville. It includes reports of human rights abuses in the government care centres for internally displaced persons.