Liberia: state of emergency signifies a greater need for international involvement in human rights protection

Amnesty International has received reports that indicate that President Taylor is taking advantage of the state of emergency to derogate increasingly from certain rights, ranging from the right to life to the right of freedom of expression. In this report, Amnesty International highlights the increased lack of protection for civilians since 8 February 2002 and the need for the international community to take concrete steps to provide greater protection for civilians.

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