“Disappearances” and political killings: human rights crisis of the 1990s – a manual for action (pre-publication version): introduction and chapter 7: The anatomy of the atrocities

Index Number: ACT 33/075/1993

Consists of a pre-publication version of the introduction and chapter 7 of a major AI report on “disappearances” and political killings which will be published in early 1994 by AI’s Dutch Section on behalf of the international movement. The terms “disappearance” and extrajudicial execution are defined and other features of these violations described, such as the secrecy in which they are carried out and the impunity often enjoyed by their perpetrators. Instances of recent “disappearances” and political killings are summarized.

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