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  • Human Rights in the APEC Region


    Many of the 18 countries comprising the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group came to the 1994 summit in Jakarta with impressive economic growth rates and poor human rights records. The Asia-Pacific region has generated a debate about the relationship between economic development and human rights.

  • “Ethnic Cleansing” Continues in Northern Bosnia

    In July 1994, the campaign to expel non-Serbs from Bosnian Serb-held areas of northern Bosnia accelerated. Most of those being displaced came from the northwestern and northeastern parts of the country.

  • Dangerous Dialogue

    Revisited Threats to Freedom of Expression Continue in Miami’s Cuban Exile Community

    In 1992, we released a report (see B407) documenting instances of harassment and intimidation against members of the Miami Cuban exile community who expressed moderate political views regarding the government of Fidel Castro or relations with Cuba. In addition to intimidation by private actors, the report found significant responsibility by the U.S. government at all levels.

  • Sudan: The Lost Boys

    Child Soldiers and Unaccompanied Boys in Southern Sudan

    This report focuses on the use of child soldiers by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army. The government’s ill treatment of children is described in another report (see 1290). The use of child soldiers bodes ill for the future of the country. Boys as young as 11 have been recruited to fight in Sudan’s civil war.

  • "In the Name of God"

    Repression Continues in Northern Sudan

    Gross human rights violations continue in Sudan five years after a military coup overthrew the elected civilian government in June 30, 1989, and brought to power a military regime dominated by the National Islamic Front (NIF), a minority party that achieved only 18.4 percent of the popular vote in the 1986 elections.1 The Sudanese have suffered under military rule and single-party dictatorship for

  • Generation Under Fire

    Children and Violence in Colombia

    To be a poor child, a runaway, a child prostitute, or a child in a war zone in Colombia is to live with the threat of murder in daily intimacy. At an average of six per day, 2,190 children were murdered in 1993 according to Colombia's national statistical bureau (DANE). In some regions, the murder of children has reached epidemic proportions.

  • Cuba: Repression, the Exodus of August 1994, and the U.S. Response

    In early August 1994, hundreds of Cubans began leaving their country by boat, heading north toward the United States ninety miles away. Initially, the drama of these perilous journeys was localized, and the influx was treated as just a South Florida news story. The flow of Cubans had rapidly become an exodus, and their story of danger and desperation an international news event. For the U.S.

  • Separating Facts from Fiction

    The Work of the Tripartite Commission in Nicaragua

    Since the inauguration of Pres. Chamorro in 1990, Nicaragua has been the scene of significant political turmoil and political violence, including violent strikes, destruction of property, politically- inspired kidnappings and the assassination of political figures. Police investigations were marked by irregularities and no suspects have been identified or detained.

  • "The Dawn of a New Dark Age"

    Human Rights Abuses Rampant as Nigerian Military Declares Absolute Power

    The military government of Gen. Abacha, in a bid to destroy the pro-democracy movement after using abusive and illegal means to break an oil workers’ strike for democracy, is steadily bringing the country closer to chaos and collapse.