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States must be held accountable for violations abroad, says Amnesty International

States must be held accountable for violations abroad, says Amnesty International

Amnesty International has told the Council of Europe Assembly, that states should be held accountable for violations committed by their forces in operations outside their borders.

Speaking before a session of the Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Claudio Cordone, Amnesty International's Senior Director of Research and Regional Programmes, delivered a statement on behalf of the organization's Secretary General Irene Khan.

In the statement, Mr Cordone listed the death penalty, impunity, counter-terrorism, discrimination and freedom of expression as key areas of concern for the organisation.

Read the statement in full


Armed Groups 
Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes 
Freedom Of Expression 
International Justice 
Military, Security And Police Equipment 

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