Amnesty International's concerns at the 49th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
This document describes AI's concerns relevant to the agenda of the forthcoming Commission. These include human rights violations such as "disappearances", summary or arbitrary executions, torture, arbitrary detention and religious intolerance, dealt with by the various UN thematic mechanisms. Information is given on AI's concerns in the 15 countries on the agenda as well as on five other countries. Standard setting activities relating to human rights defenders and the draft optional protocol to the Convention against Torture are reported. Other topics covered are: international covenants on human rights, mass exoduses of refugees, freedom of opinion and expression, strengthening the Centre for Human Rights, conscientious objection and the World Conference on Human Rights.