Human Rights Watch World Report 1997: Events of 1996

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Human Rights Watch, 1996 - Political Science - 383 pages
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Page 334 - Justice, the UN Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, the UN Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency, the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Articles 16, 17).
Page 345 - In addition to engaging in sexual relations with prisoners, male officers have used mandatory pat-frisks or room searches to grope women's breasts, buttocks, and vaginal areas and to view them inappropriately while in a state of undress in the housing or bathroom areas.
Page 103 - In the course of our review, we found that several CIA assets were credibly alleged to have ordered, planned, or participated in serious human rights violations such as assassination, extrajudicial execution, torture, or kidnapping while they were assets — and that the CIA's Directorate of Operations (DO) headquarters was aware at the time of the allegations.
Page 99 - Europe, has cooperative relations with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, and has observer status with the Organization of African Unity.
Page 45 - ... denial of educational facilities to members of the Nigerian regime and their families; • a visa-based ban on all sporting contacts; • a downgrading of cultural links; and • the downgrading of diplomatic missions.
Page 368 - This Judge has seen no other case in which monetary damages were so inadequate to compensate the plaintiffs for the injuries caused by a defendant. One cannot place a dollar value on the lives lost as the result of the defendant's actions and the suffering inflicted on the innocent victims of his cruel campaign.
Page 29 - Convention of 1948 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize, and the fact 40 zploring furthermore, the fact that, in addition to the Soviet-imposed regimes of Czechoslovakia and Poland, original member States of the UN, the present-day "governments...
Page 329 - Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies.
Page 106 - Women and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women.
Page 120 - HRC : such an amnesty prevents appropriate investigation and punishment of perpetrators of past human rights violations, undermines efforts to establish respect for human rights, contributes to an atmosphere of impunity among perpetrators of human rights violations, and constitutes a very serious impediment to efforts undertaken to consolidate democracy and promote respect for human rights and is thus in violation of Article 2 of the Covenant.

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