Report 2005 [Amnesty International]

Report 2005 [Amnesty International]

Report 2005, Amnesty International, May 25, 2005 [report highlighting the failure of national governments and international organizations in dealing with human rights violations, and calling for greater international accountability; the US is cited for grave abuses at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere]. Excerpt:

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.

Read excerpts of the report, including regional and country overviews, here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.