Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up
NZ’s commitment to refugees should be strengthened, not weakened
Australia: Secretary General to deliver the 2004 Hawke Lecture
Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will be in Australia to deliver the 2004 Annual Hawke Lecture in Adelaide on 8 September 2004.
4 - 5 September, Ms Khan will take part in Amnesty
International Australia's human rights conference, 'Human
Rights: A Pacific Agenda' in Brisbane.
Prior to arriving in Adelaide, Ms Khan will attend meetings in Canberra and Sydney, including at the Australian Graduate School of Management - Centre for Corporate Change Global Leaders Program. For further information and to arrange interviews with Ms Khan, please contact: Suzi Clark on +61 (0) 2 9217 7640 or Mobile +61 (0) 413 028 191
Judit Arenas on Mobile + 44 7778 472 188
Saria Rees-Roberts on +44 207 413 5729
For more information on Amnesty International Australia’s Inaugural Human Rights Conference ‘Human Rights: A Pacific Agenda Partnerships and Perspectives’, including programme and registration information: http://amnesty.org.au/whats_happening/hrc
To registar for the 2004 Annual Hawke Lecture: http://www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au/events/lectures/2004AHL_registration.htm
Day of the "Disappeared": Strong protection needed against "enforced disappearance"
Notorious for their occurrence in Argentina, Chile and other countries in the 1970s, "disappearances" are more than just a "Latin American problem". http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGPOL308302004
China: Olympic Games and Human Rights
As the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics come to a close, preparations for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics are well underway. http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGASA170442004
Arlette Laduguie writes about the repression which followed the occupation of Tiananmen Square.
I first heard of Wang Dan in the spring of 1989, following the student demonstrations which started in Beijing in April 1989. http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGASA172708042004
Chile: a major step towards justice
The Chilean Supreme Court has shown its commitment to truth and justice, Amnesty International said today following the decision of Chile’s highest court to confirm the lifting of Augusto Pinochet’s immunity from prosecution in relation to his accountability for "Operation Condor". http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGAMR220092004
Sudan: Intimidation and denial - attacks on freedom of expression in Darfur
Rather than taking decisive action to curb widespread human rights violations in Darfur, the Sudanese government instead is seeking to gag those who are speaking about the abuses. http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGAFR541062004
Peru: A National Human Rights Plan is key to ending the consequences of internal conflict
The Peruvian government needs to show the necessary political will to put an end to impunity for human rights violations committed during the 20 years of internal conflict. http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGAMR460092004