Amnesty International today expressed deep concern about recent statements and measures taken by the French authorities that appear to target Roma and Travellers. The organization is troubled that some Roma are being returned from France to their countries of origin in a context of statements by the French government suggesting links between Roma and criminality.
The Yemeni authorities must stop sacrificing human rights in the name of security as they confront threats from al-Qa’ida, Zaidi Shi'a rebels in the north, and address growing demands for secession in the south.
Following yesterday’s approval by the Slovak National Assembly of the new coalition government’s programme for the next four years in office, Amnesty International welcomes the stated commitment to adopt measures to eliminate segregation in education on the basis of ethnic origin.
The proposed Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) should be designed to prevent unauthorised or irresponsible international transfers of weapons, munitions and related equipment internationally. This briefing note explains that inadequate regulation of arms transportation is a global problem, not confined to jurisdictions with weak arms transfer controls. The Arms Trade Treaty provides a critical opportunity to define high common international standards to address the adequate regulation of the physical movement of conventional arms.