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
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: 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.
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
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: humanitarian evacuation and the international response to refugees from Kosovo
Since the early stages of the refugee outflow, Amnesty International has had a research presence in Macedonia and in Albania, interviewing refugees as well as representatives of international and local agencies. In May, the organization published its report Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: The Protection of Kosovo Albanian Refugees (AI Index: EUR 65/03/99), and expressed … Continue reading Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: humanitarian evacuation and the international response to refugees from Kosovo
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Kosovo): Amnesty International’s recommendations for the protection of human rights in post-conflict peace building and reconstruction in Kosovo
Consensus on a set of principles for a peace agreement concerning Kosovo was reached on 3 June 1999 between the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and a joint delegation of the European Union and the Russian Federation. These principles, subsequently approved by the Serbian Parliament, fail to address the protection of human … Continue reading Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Kosovo): Amnesty International’s recommendations for the protection of human rights in post-conflict peace building and reconstruction in Kosovo
Indonesia/East Timor: no end to the crisis for East Timorese refugees
An Amnesty International delegation which has recently returned from the region found that the militia presence and lack of guarantees for security continue to undermine prospects for voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity for the refugees in West Timor. There are also serious concerns that the refugees who remain in West Timor are at continued … Continue reading Indonesia/East Timor: no end to the crisis for East Timorese refugees