Burundi: refugee rights at risk: human rights abuses in returns to and from Burundi
This report is the product of research missions to refugee camps in Kigoma and Kagera regions and Ulyankulu settlement of first wave refugees in Tanzania’s Tabora region in late 2004, as well as to officials in these regions and in Dar es Salaam. Amnesty International delegates also visited Bujumbura, Rural Bujumbura, Makamba, Bururi, Ngozi, Kirundo, … Continue reading Burundi: refugee rights at risk: human rights abuses in returns to and from Burundi
Rwanda: the enduring legacy of the genocide and war
In this summary of concerns, Amnesty International examines the extent to which the current government has over the past decade addressed points of tension that led to the heinous crime of genocide. The summary of concerns focuses on the issues of criminal justice, the rights to freedom of expression and association, violence against women, refugee … Continue reading Rwanda: the enduring legacy of the genocide and war
Afghanistan: out of sight, out of mind: the fate of the Afghan returnees
This report focuses on the situation of returnees in Afghanistan, and their situation before returning.
Liberia: recommendations to the International Reconstruction Conference, New York, 5 and 6 February 2004
Includes a section on refugees, internally displaced persons, and the return process.
Russian Federation: ‘dokumenty!’: discrimination on grounds of race in the Russian Federation.
Amnesty International has urged the authorities to ensure that all people internally displaced by the Chechen conflict are given adequate protection and humanitarian assistance until they can return voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, to their place of origin or choice. The current situation in Chechnya does not provide the necessary conditions for the safe … Continue reading Russian Federation: ‘dokumenty!’: discrimination on grounds of race in the Russian Federation.
Afghanistan: continuing need for protection and standards for return of Afghan refugees
Amnesty International has serious concerns about the situation in Afghanistan. Insecurity, including ongoing areas of conflict, crime and banditry, factional fighting between warlords, human rights abuses of women, the presence of landmines and unexploded ordinance, and the continued bombing campaign by US led coalition forces, all present clear dangers to returning refugees.
Afghanistan: Amnesty International’s recommendations regarding refugee returns
Amnesty International continues to be concerned that the situation in Afghanistan is not conducive for the promotion of voluntary repatriation. The organization is further concerned that, in the rush to negotiate agreements for the return of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, states are not paying due attention to the fact that voluntary repatriation is one … Continue reading Afghanistan: Amnesty International’s recommendations regarding refugee returns
Bosnia-Herzegovina: righting the wrongs: recommendations regarding return of refugees and displaced people for 1998
As the authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and governments of countries which host refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina meet to discuss plans for repatriation and return of refugees and displaced people in 1998, it is necessary also to evaluate the experiences of 1997. The questions in such an evaluation cannot only focus on why fewer than expected people repatriated … Continue reading Bosnia-Herzegovina: righting the wrongs: recommendations regarding return of refugees and displaced people for 1998
Bosnia-Herzegovina: all the way home: safe minority returns as a just remedy and for a secure future
This document gives the background to Amnesty International’s concerns about the current obstacles to minority return in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the organization’s objections to involuntary return to majority areas, including the ending of temporary protection for refugees.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: all the way home update: Drvar, Derventa, and other recent cases of violence linked to minority return
Recent violent incidents linked to the return of members of minorities to the communities from which they were expelled or fled during the armed conflict reinforce Amnesty International’s concerns that minority returns are risky and should be wholly voluntary. While some recent violent incidents have been provoked by the return or visits of members of … Continue reading Bosnia-Herzegovina: all the way home update: Drvar, Derventa, and other recent cases of violence linked to minority return