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Africa Armed Conflict

Rwanda: Crying out for justice

One year after the massacres in Rwanda, which killed an estimated one million people, victims and their families are still waiting for those responsible to be brought to account. Assistance from the international community is needed to bring to justice the perpetrators of mass murder, mutilation,...
Angola Armed Conflict

Peace-keeping and human rights

This paper examines the evolution of human rights protection and promotion in the context of United Nations (UN) peace-keeping operations. It sets out AI’s 15-Point Program for Implementing Human Rights in Peace-keeping Operations. The first part of the paper examines the role of the UN so far in...
Chad Armed Conflict

Report on the International Conference for the Protection of War Victims, and AI’s statement: violations of human rights in armed conflict: proposals for action

In this statement Amnesty International draws attention to violations committed during armed conflict by both governments and armed opposition groups. It emphasizes the need for the international community to apply pressure for human rights observance both during and after conflict: the need to...