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  • Terror Prevails in Haiti

    Human Rights Violations and Failed Diplomacy

    President Clinton's policy of disregarding fundamental human rights issues to resolve Haiti's political crisis, combined with his inhumane and illegal practice of summarily returning Haitian refugees, has contributed to a human rights disaster that has tarnished his presidency and discredited its stated commitment to democracy and human rights around the world.

  • Landmines in Mozambique

    In spite of the peace accord signed in October 1992 between government forces and RENAMO rebels, innocent civilians are maimed and killed by landmines in Mozambique on a daily basis.

  • The New Year’s Rebellion

    Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law during the Armed Revolt in Chiapas, Mexico

    This report examines the underlying causes of the New Year’s Rebellion, the Mexican government’s two-phase response, and the most serious human rights and humanitarian law violations that occurred to date during the conflict.

  • Open Wounds: Human Rights Abuses In Kosovo

    Kosovo is a police state. Police raids on homes and marketplaces occur daily and Serbian authorities have stepped up a drive to push Albanians out of Serbian-populated areas. Heavily armed Serbian police, paramilitary troops and regular army forces spread their terror.

  • Continued Abuses By All Sides In Northern Ireland

    While paramilitary groups carry out punishment shootings and beatings, the government is responsible for the failure to ensure that police officers and soldiers are held accountable for the use of lethal force, unfair trials, and ill-treatment in detention, among other violations.

  • Impunity for Human Rights Abuses in Two Homelands:

    Reports on KwaZulu and Bophuthatswana

    Researched and written prior to the 1994 elections in South Africa, this report describes how the former South African government failed to fulfill its obligations to protect its citizens from violence and guarantee the exercise of their political rights in two homelands.

  • Breach of Trust

    Physician Participation in Executions in the United States

    This report documents that physicians continue to be involved in executions, in violation of ethical and professional codes of conduct. This involvement is often mandated by state law and specified in departmental regulations about execution procedures.

  • Darkening Horizons

    Human Rights on the Eve of the March 1994 Elections

    As El Salvador winds up the campaign for presidential, legislative, and municipal elections scheduled for March 20, 1994, no issue represents a greater threat to the peace process than the rise in political murders of leaders and grassroots activists belonging to the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).

  • Prison Conditions in South Africa

    While visiting over twenty prisons as well as lockups in at least five different cities throughout South Africa, we found significant improvements had been made since the political climate began to change in 1990.

  • Bureaucracy of Repression

    The Iraqi Government in Its Own Words

    In two separate shipments in May 1992 and August 1993, eighteen tons of official Iraqi state documents captured by Kurdish parties in the 1991 uprising arrived in the U.S. for safekeeping and analysis. Our team has conducted research on these documents and catalogued a large percentage.

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