Syria: Briefing to the Human Rights Committee: 71st session - March 2001

By Amnesty International, , Index number: MDE 24/001/2001

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.

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