Archive for the ‘amnesty’ Category
(Kathmandu) – Nepal’s government should investigate, not promote an army colonel implicated in dozens of cases of enforced disappearance and torture, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International said today.
(Washington, DC)– On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Colombia’s Senate will hold the eighth and final congressional debate of the “Legal Framework for Peace” bill. While some positive changes were introduced to the bill on June 4, during its seventh congressional debate, they did not correct several of the proposal’s fatal flaws.
By May Carolan, Communications Coordinator on Security and Human Rights Campaigns at Amnesty International,
Policemen came at 3am; their faces were hidden and they had a list. They were calling out names one by one on the list, and were asking the detainees to come with them. Nobody knew what was going on.
A prisoner at the [...]
(Washington, DC) – Arbitrarily releasing former President Alberto Fujimori from serving his full prison sentence for human rights crimes would be incompatible with Peru’s obligations under international law, Human Rights Watch said today. Fujimori recently received medical treatment, and there have been some calls for a "humanitarian pardon."
(New York) – The Burmese government’s decision to grant a one-year sentence reduction to all prisoners is a slap in the face to a senior United Nations’ envoy who had just called for the release of all political prisoners in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today.
By Ashfaq Khalfan, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Policy Coordinator, Demand Dignity and ESCR Programme
On 30 September, the UN Human Rights Council affirmed for the first time that the human right to water and sanitation is legally binding.
The Council stated that the right to water and sanitation is derived from the right to adequate [...]