Syria: Briefing to the Human Rights Committee: 71st session - March 2001
In this document Amnesty International briefs the members of the Human Rights Committee about the human rights situation in Syria. Issues of concern include arbitrary arrest and detention; torture and ill-treatment; unfair trials; and the death penalty. Amnesty also welcomes the Syrian Government's decision to submit its second periodic report on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which AI regards as a positive development indicating growing interest in human rights promotion and protection by the Syrian authorities.
Choose a language to view report
- Israel/OPT: UN Secretary-General’s report to the Security Council presents key opportunity to highlight Israel’s ongoing illegal settlement activity and its impact on Palestinians
- Malaysia: Politically Motivated Prosecutions Against Human Rights Defenders Must Stop
- Cambodia: Analysis of footage on the killing of political analyst Kem Ley