Asia and the Pacific
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
21 years ago around half a million people were exposed to toxic chemicals during a catastrophic gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India.
March 6, 2006
The purpose of this memorandum is to convey Amnesty International’s concerns with regard to prison conditions in Mendoza Province with a view to urging the authorities to introduce genuine improvements and implement policies that will allow the minimum requirements established in...
November 23, 2005
In this document, Amnesty International sets out four main thematic areas that are of pressing concern, illustrated by specific situations in countries that the organization has either visited or engaged in research and advocacy in the period since the last meeting of EXCOM. These thematic areas...
October 2, 2005
This primer outlines some of the key features of economic, social and cultural rights, as Amnesty International joins local communities and activists worldwide in campaigning for these rights. It presents an overview of economic, social and cultural rights, outlines their scope and content, and...
August 31, 2005
Business and Human Rights
In this document, Amnesty International considers the case of the Rukpokwu community an example of how the right to adequate standard of living, including adequate food, and the right to water have been violated as a result of the environmental damage caused by the oil spill from a leaking...
November 9, 2004