The 86th International Labour Conference: Amnesty International's concerns relevant to the Committee on Application of Standards
In this document AI outlines some current concerns which may be relevant to the discussions due to take place at the 86th International Labour Conference in Geneva in June 1998. These concerns include serious human rights violations against trade unionists in Colombia, Indonesia and Myanmar; violations against indiginous peoples in Brazil in the context of land disputes; ill-treatment of women in Afghanistan and religious discrimination in Iran where several members of the Baha'i community are under sentence of death.
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- Congo opposition member held without charge: Paulin Makaya
- Timor-Leste: UN CEDAW Committee urges authorities to ensure comprehensive reparations for victims of conflict related sexual violence
- Montenegro: Police must cooperate with criminal investigations into use of excessive force and ill-treatment of protestors