1. Israel and areas under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority / south Lebanon: Civilians at risk amid cycle of violence; 2. Indonesia: Prisoner of conscience dies in custody; 3. News in brief: The Americas, Philippines; 4. Cote d’Ivoire: Government opponents sentenced under new law; 5....
Justice for Rwanda and former Yugoslavia undermined by failure to provide adequate support for the ad hoc tribunals
AI sets out concerns arising from the reply it received from IFOR to an open letter in March 1996. It also expresses its dismay that investigators from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia have complained of interference with mass grave sites. AI renews calls for IFOR to...
Russia/Georgia: further information on: fear of forcible repatriation / fear for safety: Elgudzha Khutayevich Meskhia
AI has learned that Elgudzha Khutayevich Meskhia was forcibly repatriated to Georgia on 19 March 1996.
Bosnia Herzogovina: The duty to search for war crimes suspects: an open letter from Amnesty International to IFOR commanders and contributing governments
Turkmenistan: “Measures of persuasion”: recent concerns about possible prisoners of conscience and ill-treatment of political opponents
This report features the cases of four possible prisoners of conscience, some 20 people detained following an anti-government protest and two political activists in psychiatric hospital. It mentions cases of ill-treatment by police and suspected government agents. It also outlines AI’s concerns...
Women’s rights are human rights: Commitments made by governments in the Beijing Declaration and the platform for action
This document highlights the commitments made by governments in Beijing which are of most concern to AI. AI makes recommendations in the following main areas: universality of all human rights, ratification and implementation of human rights standards, women activists, violence against women, women...
Challenges ahead for the United Nations preparatory committee drafting a statute for a permanent international criminal court
This report addresses four aspects of the 1994 draft statute for a permanent international criminal court. These are: initiation of investigations and prosecutions; the power of the court to ensure states bring to justice suspects or transfers them to the court when they are unable of unwilling to...
United Nations: Amnesty International urges world leaders to take concrete steps to establish a permanent international criminal court
Conference of the Political Internationals, Ottawa, Canada, 24-25 April 1995: Human rights and democracy: an international agenda: Address by Pierre Sane, Secretary General