Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Amnesty International Report 2005

The intro:
During 2004, the human rights of ordinary men, women and children were disregarded or grossly abused in every corner of the globe. Economic interests, political hypocrisy and socially orchestrated discrimination continued to fan the flames of conflict around the world. The “war on terror” appeared more effective in eroding international human rights principles than in countering international “terrorism”. The millions of women who suffered gender-based violence in the home, in the community or in war zones were largely ignored. The economic, social and cultural rights of marginalized communities were almost entirely neglected. (Italics, my emphasis)
For AI on ‘Terror’, ‘counter-terror’ and the rule of law, go here (and scroll down).
For BBC coverage of Amnesty International report, with links to PDF files.
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