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.

Nigeria: ten years on: injustice and violence haunt the oil Delta

This report is part of Amnesty International’s worldwide campaign to demonstrate – by showing how companies avoid their responsibilities – the need to establish universally recognised standards applicable to companies.

UNITED KINGDOM: deportations to Algeria at all costs

Amnesty International expresses its profound concern about the United Kingdom (UK) authorities’ attempts to deport more than 15 Algerian men to their country of origin at all costs. The organization considers that these attempts are contrary to the prohibition of sending persons to countries where they face a real risk of serious human rights violations, … Continue reading UNITED KINGDOM: deportations to Algeria at all costs

Japan: open letter to the Minister of Justice of Japan

In this document Amnesty International expresses its deep concern regarding the prolonged detention of minors seeking asylum in Japan.

India: five years on: the bitter and uphill struggle for justice in Gujarat

Five years since the 2002 communal violence in the Western Indian state of Gujarat in which more than 2, 000 people were killed, Amnesty International remains concerned about the ongoing impact of that violence on the Muslim minority in Gujarat. This includes the situation of internally displaced persons in the region.

2005 UN Commission on Human Rights: the UN’s chief guardian of human rights? executive summary

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Thailand: the plight of Burmese migrant workers

During May and June 2004, Amnesty International interviewed 115 Burmese nationals in seven locations in Thailand who were either working or looking for work. They were members of the Mon, Kayin, Kayah, Shan, Rawang, Tavoyan and Bama(5) ethnic groups, and were Buddhist, Muslim, or Christian. They were employed mostly in the fishing, manufacturing, agricultural, construction, … Continue reading Thailand: the plight of Burmese migrant workers

Protection gaps: Amnesty International’s concerns to UNHCR’S Standing Committee 8 – 11 March 2005

Within this document, AI raises concerns in regard to the current mass deportation of illegal immigrants from Malaysia, which is expected to affect the protection of large numbers of refugees from Indonesia, Myanmar and other countries. In addition, concerns are raised about the sustainability of return to Burundi and to Rwanda, including concerns about conditions … Continue reading Protection gaps: Amnesty International’s concerns to UNHCR’S Standing Committee 8 – 11 March 2005

UK: seeking asylum is not a crime: detention of people who have sought asylum

This document looks at the different situations in which asylum seekers in the UK are detained, and includes statistical data and case studies.