Democratic Republic of Congo: on the precipice: the deepening human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ituri

The Ituri region of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is suffering one of the world’s gravest humanitarian and human rights crises. An estimated 50, 000 have died as a result of armed conflict in the region and more than 500, 000 people displaced since mid-1999

Indonesia: protecting the protectors: human rights defenders and humanitarian workers in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

The imposition by the Government of Indonesia of a military emergency in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) on 19 May 2003, and renewed military operations against the pro-independence armed opposition group, the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, GAM), have brought new dangers for local human rights defenders.

Guatemala: appeals against impunity: one year on

Includes a report on the ongoing trial for the Xamán massacre of a group of returnees, and on the trial for Myrna Mack’s murder.

FRY (Kosovo): essay by Brendan Paddy, AI field officer in Albania

This document is a personal account of an AI Fied Officer’s work with Kosovar refugees in Kukës, Albania.