International Labour Organization: Amnesty International’s concerns relevant to the 92nd International Labour Conference, 1-17 June 2004
This document discusses concerns regarding migrant workers, including refugees and asylum-seekers, and the right to freedom of association in the context of labour.
2004 UN Commission on Human Rights: human rights concerns in addendum on China
Includes, among many other issues, concerns regarding North Korean asylum seekers in China.
Iraq: in the shadow of war: backlash against human rights
Since the military action by the USA, UK, and their allies began in Iraq on 20 March, a backlash against certain human rights has been witnessed around the world. These include attacks on the rights to freedom of expression and assembly; excessive use of force by police against anti-war demonstrators and restriction of asylum rights. … Continue reading Iraq: in the shadow of war: backlash against human rights
Syria: smothering freedom of expression: the detention of peaceful critics
This report raises the cases of 12 prisoners of conscience who are currently held in Syrian prisons. These include one man forcibly returned to Syria from Germany, following the rejection of his asylum application.
APEC: crisis, which crisis?
This paper highlights the impact of the crisis on the freedom of association and expression of workers and activists in four APEC member states namely Korea, Indonesia, China and Malaysia. It argues that securing basic human rights, including labour rights to freely organize and campaign for worker’s economic interests will be integral to economic recovery … Continue reading APEC: crisis, which crisis?
Cuba: dissidents imprisoned or forced into exile
This document discusses Concilio Cubano. Since its establishment in October 1995, dozens of people belonging to member groups had been detained for short periods and threatened with imprisonment on various charges if they did not give up their activities or leave the country. The action against them intensified in the ten days prior to 24 … Continue reading Cuba: dissidents imprisoned or forced into exile
Hong Kong: human rights, law and autonomy: the risks of transition
This document presents a historical and political overview of Hong Kong’s transition to Chinese sovereignty. It sets out Amnesty International’s human rights concerns related to the transition, and the organization’s recommendations to the Hong Kong SAR and the Chinese government, aimed at safeguarding human rights.