Greece: out of the spotlight: the rights of foreigners and minorities are still a grey area
This report contains an indicative sample of the cases of alleged human rights violations received by Amnesty International between 2002 and 2005. It focuses on violations affecting marginalized populations in the country, such as migrants and minorities.
France: the search for justice: the effective impunity of law enforcement officers in cases of shootings, deaths in custody or torture and ill-treatment
This report includes details of a number of cases involving asylum-seekers in France.
Europe and Central Asia: concerns in Europe and Central Asia: July – December 2003
Includes numerous concerns regarding refugees and asylum seekers.
Serbia and Montenegro (Kosovo/Kosova): the March violence: KFOR and UNMIK’s failure to protect the rights of the minority communities
Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the failure of the domestic and international security forces to adequately protect minority communities in the violent clashes which occurred on 17 – 18 March 2004. Nineteen people died and over 950 were injured in the violence and there was large-scale destruction of property. Over 4, 000 people were … Continue reading Serbia and Montenegro (Kosovo/Kosova): the March violence: KFOR and UNMIK’s failure to protect the rights of the minority communities
Japan: government endangers refugees’ families in Turkey
This document expresses concern regarding the Japanese practice of involving Turkish police in the status determination procedures of Turkish asylum seekers in Japan.
Human rights begin at home: Amnesty International’s assessment of EU human rights policy: recommendations to the Irish EU Presidency
Includes recommendations regarding asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.
Germany: back in the spotlight: allegations of police ill-treatment and excessive use of force in Germany
Includes a number of concerns regarding the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers
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
Belgium: before the UN Committee against Torture: alleged police ill-treatment
AI expressed concern about the numerous allegations it had received in recent years that law enforcement officers in Belgium have subjected people — a high proportion of them foreign and non-Caucasian Belgian nationals — to physical and psychological ill-treatment, including racist abuse, and have used excessive force.
Kenya: joint Letter to Hon. Chris Murungaru, Minister of State for Provincial Administration and National Security
A letter regarding the case of Mr Abdel Mohammed Al-Dahas, a 55 year-old refugee from Iraq in police custody at the time of writing, at Kileleshwa Police Station, Nairobi, since 8 October 2001