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Various Authors & Editors

Amnesty's Country Dossiers (1975- ) and Publications (1962- ).

Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives, containing Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons.

MARC21 collection record available

Amnesty International receives 30% of the revenues from this publication.

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Edited by Jean-Claude Lizé

Human Rights Documents
Supplements 2009

The collection is updated regularly. Typically, an update includes both supplemented and new titles. A detailed IDC guide, providing easy access to the microfiche collection, comes with every supplement and is cumulated regularly.
The material is organized into seven main sections:
• General
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Middle East
• North America
• Latin America and the Caribbean

Human Rights Internet receives 30% of the revenues of this microfiche publication.

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Various Authors & Editors

Amnesty's Country Dossiers (1975- ) and Publications (1962- ).

Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives, containing Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons.

MARC21 collection record available

Amnesty International receives 30% of the revenues from this publication.

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Various Authors & Editors

Amnesty's Country Dossiers (1975- ) and Publications (1962- ).

Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives, containing Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons.

MARC21 collection record available

Amnesty International receives 30% of the revenues from this publication.

Series:

Edited by Jean-Claude Lizé

Human Rights Documents
Supplements 2008

The collection is updated regularly. Typically, an update includes both supplemented and new titles. A detailed IDC guide, providing easy access to the microfiche collection, comes with every supplement and is cumulated regularly.
The material is organized into seven main sections:
• General
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Middle East
• North America
• Latin America and the Caribbean

Human Rights Internet receives 30% of the revenues of this microfiche publication.

Series:

Edited by Jean-Claude Lizé

Human Rights Documents
Supplements 2007

The collection is updated regularly. Typically, an update includes both supplemented and new titles. A detailed IDC guide, providing easy access to the microfiche collection, comes with every supplement and is cumulated regularly.
The material is organized into seven main sections:
• General
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Middle East
• North America
• Latin America and the Caribbean

Human Rights Internet receives 30% of the revenues of this microfiche publication.

Series:

Edited by Jean-Claude Lizé

Human Rights Documents
Supplements 2006

The collection is updated regularly. Typically, an update includes both supplemented and new titles. A detailed IDC guide, providing easy access to the microfiche collection, comes with every supplement and is cumulated regularly.
The material is organized into seven main sections:
• General
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Middle East
• North America
• Latin America and the Caribbean

Human Rights Internet receives 30% of the revenues of this microfiche publication.

Series:

Various Authors & Editors

Amnesty International
Amnesty's Country Dossiers (1975- ) and Publications (1962- )

In 1998, Pierre Sané, Secretary General of Amnesty International, described the character and significance of the microfiche edition as follows:
"1998 marks the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the bedrock of contemporary human rights – and is a significant year for Amnesty International and human rights organizations throughout the world. The anniversary is a time both to look at what we have achieved, and what challenges lie ahead for the human rights community.
In this half century, Amnesty International has helped to enshrine human rights in international law, raised public and political awareness of those basic rights and the abuses which still take place, and worked with the ever growing number of grassroots human rights groups throughout the world. In marking the anniversary of the Declaration, Amnesty International is focusing on highlighting the risks faced by human rights defenders -- the people on the front line of human rights protection -- and demonstrating the popular support for the Declaration through our worldwide signature campaign. We are looking towards further strengthening the human rights movement in the next 50 years, and to make sure that ignorance of abuses can never again be used as an excuse for inaction.
For this reason, finding out about human rights violations and making those facts public is crucial, and the role of IDC is extremely valuable in making this information available in microfiche editions with comprehensive, annually updated inventories on CD-ROM."


Access
The microfiche edition is annually updated, and made accessible on item level by an online EAD finding aid and a printed guide listing all individual documents in this unique collection. The printed guide is also updated on a yearly basis. The printed guide is cumulated every five years.

Country Dossiers
The information in Amnesty International Reports and Country Dossiers is compiled, analysed and edited by volunteers and members of the staff of Amnesty International. The information comes from diverse sources and is collected on the basis of disciplined research. Background information is sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, press reports, and transcriptions of radio broadcasts. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Exhaustive interviews with former prisoners are conducted by Amnesty International researchers. Details on individual cases are verified by consulting experts and other international organizations. Where possible, Amnesty International sends missions to countries to meet government representatives, visit prisons, and conduct on the spot investigations.

Publications
Once the information has been collected, the details are cross-checked by Amnesty International's Research Department and Legal Office to corroborate individual testimony and ensure the integrity of the final published reports for which Amnesty International takes full responsibility.

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Edited by Jean-Claude Lizé

Human Rights Documents
Supplements 2005

The collection is updated regularly. Typically, an update includes both supplemented and new titles. A detailed IDC guide, providing easy access to the microfiche collection, comes with every supplement and is cumulated regularly.
The material is organized into seven main sections:
• General
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Middle East
• North America
• Latin America and the Caribbean

Human Rights Internet receives 30% of the revenues of this microfiche publication.

Edited by Ben Vermeer

Archive of the Fourth Russell Tribunal
On the rights of the Indians of the Americas (Archivo del Cuarto Tribunal Russell: sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas de las Américas)

The complete archive of the tribunal held in Rotterdam in November 1980, with detailed evidence, official reports, legal documents and testimony pertaining to 47 cases, with indices for tribes and countries.

Rights of indigenous peoples
The rights of indigenous peoples became the subject of discussion on an international level in the early 1970s. The Fourth Russell Tribunal was one of the major conferences in this framework. The members of the jury met in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in November, 1980, to consider alleged violations of the rights of the Indians in the Americas. Of the 47 cases submitted to the tribunal, 14 were accepted for presentation by witnesses, experts, and documentation. Many other documents and statements were presented as well, including some by indigenous peoples of other continents. More than 100 representatives of indigenous organisations participated in the sessions of the tribunal, coming from as far away as Bolivia, Canada, and New Zealand. Among them were Indian Chiefs, priests, lawyers and anthropologists. On Sunday, November 30th, the jury reached the conclusion that in most of the cases national and international law had been violated. Recommendations were made to governments, international agencies, and religious groups.

Testimony against ethnocidal oppression
The aim of the tribunal was to serve as a forum for testimony against ethnocidal oppression and for the free expression of the will to struggle against those powers that still wish to destroy the authentic character of the oldest cultures of the Americas. That the Tribunal's goal was achieved, is shown by the many references to it in newspaper articles and publications all over the world as well as in reports of United Nations meetings and other international conferences. A complete account of the sessions of the tribunal was published in April, 1981 (a 7-volume report comprising about 1,400 pages), and includes all cases, some annexes to the cases, testimonies, statements, and conclusions.

The Archive
The archive is a unique collection of documents, many of which have never been published. For many of the cases the full evidence is given in annexes including official reports, legal documents, photographs, maps, testimonies, articles, and even books, private letters, and fingerprints. The complete archive of the tribunal has been transferred to the library of the University of Amsterdam.

The printed guide
A detailed guide was prepared in the library of the University of Amsterdam, and covers 2,000 titles and indices pertaining to tribes and countries. This 53-page guide is supplied in printed form with the microfiche collection.