Bosnia-Herzegovina: honouring the ghosts: challenging impunity for disappearances
This document states that disappearances represent perhaps the largest unresolved human rights issue in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The number of victims and their relatives is huge. Virtually no cases have resulted in those responsible having been brought to justice and the trauma of relatives and dependants left behind has not healed. As is the case with other … Continue reading Bosnia-Herzegovina: honouring the ghosts: challenging impunity for disappearances
Indonesia/Timor Leste: international responsibility for justice
This briefing provides a short analysis of the parallel justice processes for crimes committed in Timor-Leste during 1999, which are currently in progress in Timor-Leste and Indonesia. It also gives recommendations on next steps that must be taken to overcome the obstacles to delivering the justice to which the people of Timor-Leste are entitled and … Continue reading Indonesia/Timor Leste: international responsibility for justice
2002 UN Commission on Human Rights: rights at risk
Amnesty International is concerned that in their response to the attacks of 11 September, a number of states have introduced or are considering introducing measures that violate human rights standards. The challenge to states is not to promote security at the expense of human rights, but rather to ensure respect of human rights for all, … Continue reading 2002 UN Commission on Human Rights: rights at risk
The Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism: a serious threat to human rights
This document states that provisions of the Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism, also known in English as the Arab Convention for the Combatting of Terrorism (the Convention) adopted by the League of the Arab States (the Arab League) present a serious threat to human rights in Arab countries. Amnesty International is calling for … Continue reading The Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism: a serious threat to human rights
Rights at risk: Amnesty International’s concerns regarding security legislation and law enforcement measures
This report sets out some of Amnesty International’s concerns regarding security legislation which infringes or undermines human rights. While focusing on the risks to human rights in new security legislation and procedures, it also gives examples of case histories which show the effects on individuals such measures have had in the past.
United Kingdom: rights denied: The UK’s response to 11 September 2001.
Amnesty International is deeply concerned about serious human rights violations that have taken place as a consequence of the United Kingdom (UK) authorities’ response to the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States of America (USA). This document focuses on the human rights violations that those detained in the aftermath of the events of … Continue reading United Kingdom: rights denied: The UK’s response to 11 September 2001.
United Kingdom: Amnesty International’s Memorandum to the UK Government on Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
In this memorandum Amnesty International expresses its concern about a number of provisions of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (the ATCSA) and the consequences of its implementation. Amnesty International believes that some provisions of the ATCSA are inconsistent with a number of international human rights and refugee law standards, including treaty provisions by … Continue reading United Kingdom: Amnesty International’s Memorandum to the UK Government on Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
Kuwait: three years of unfair trials
This document reports the wide-spread human rights abuses in the Kuwait justice system following the first Iraq war, including the difficulties which those detained unfairly face in gaining recognition from the UNHCR.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: the international community’s responsibility to ensure human rights
This report is concerned with the action to be taken both by local parties and the international community to ensure that human rights are preserved in the former Yugoslav republics, and that refugees may return safely
Bosnia-Herzegovina: to bury my brothers’ bones
This report discusses the fate of those missing in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the necessary processes the local and international communities will have to go through before any kind of normality can be resumed in the area, and refugees can begin to return.