Amnesty International Report 2003

Amnesty International Report 2003

The war on terrorism and the threat of war in Iraq dominated the headlines for most of 2002, even as conflicts in Côte d'Ivoire, Colombia, Burundi, Chechnya, and Nepal quietly wreaked havoc on human rights and human lives, according to the Amnesty International Report 2003. The publication documents human rights abuses in 151 countries and territories during 2002 and describes Amnesty International's specific human rights concerns in each place. In addition to information about individual countries, the report features regional summaries of human rights abuses, a message from Secretary General Irene Khan, a review of Amnesty International's activities last year, good news about positive human rights developments, and discussions on issues such as counterterrorism, the recent events in Afghanistan, and the death penalty. The report is accessible online in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Greek, and Russian.