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Angola and Namibia--human rights abuses in the border area

Amnesty International

Angola and Namibia--human rights abuses in the border area

by Amnesty International

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Published by Amnesty International, International Secretariat in London, U.K .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Angola,
  • Namibia,
  • Angola.,
  • Namibia.
    • Subjects:
    • Human rights -- Angola.,
    • Human rights -- Namibia.,
    • Angola -- History -- Civil War, 1975-2002 -- Atrocities.,
    • Angola -- Boundaries -- Namibia.,
    • Namibia -- Boundaries -- Angola.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesHuman rights abuses in the border area
      StatementAmnesty International.
      ContributionsAmnesty International. International Secretariat.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJC599.A54 A46 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination32 leaves :
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6814461M
      LC Control Number00284111
      OCLC/WorldCa44754959

      The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia (then South West Africa), Zambia, and Angola from 26 August to 21 March It was fought between the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the Location: South West Africa (Namibia), Angola, Zambia. Sovereignty, State Failure and Human Rights: Petty Despots and Exemplary Villains 1st Edition. Neil A. Englehart This book argues that the effectiveness of the state apparatus is one of the crucial variables determining human rights conditions, and that state weakness and failure is responsible for much of the human rights abuses we see today.

      Zimbabwe: Security Forces a Major Contributor in Rights Violations - Watchdog Chat Members of the security force contributed more than 90% of human rights violations during the lockdown period. In Angola, the three most important human rights abuses during were cruel, excessive, and degrading punishment, including reported cases of torture and beatings; limits on freedoms of assembly, association, speech, and press; and official corruption and impunity – that is the finding of the U.S. Department of State’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for , .

      Hi. Early next year I intend to travel from Luanda to Cape Town. Does anyone have recent experience with crossing the Angola Namibia border? such as whether there is public transport from Lubango to the border town Santa Clara and from the border town Oshikango to Tsumeb or Windhoek? whether border facilities are easy going or nightmarish (bribes etc.)? whether . Angola: Amnesty International submission to the African Commission Human and Peoples’ Rights and highlights the organization’s concerns about the failure of Angola to comply with its human rights requirements. The organization also makes a number of recommendations for action by the Angolan government in each of the areas of concern.


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Angola and Namibia--human rights abuses in the border area by Amnesty International Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a volatile area where the borders of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet, where certain groups are seeking autonomy, where families and ethnic communities are divided by frontiers and where refugees fleeing from conflict and economic hardship cross from one country into another.

Angola’s crackdown on human rights must be challenged who had published a book documenting human rights violations in the diamond industry, had been sued by the generals who own the security.

FIRST the good news: on 30 June the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a landmark resolution in the protection and promotion of the rights for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. The bad news: Namibia, a member of the council for the period, abstained.

Angola is a country in Southern Africa which borders the South Atlantic Ocean and is between Namibia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite its massive oil reserves, the country scores low on the human development index – an index that measures the quality of life in a country.

A HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT IN ANGOLA. On 23 AugustAngola will hold presidential elections to replace President José Eduardo dos Santos of MPLA who has been in power for nearly four decades. During this period the country has seen systematic and serious violations of human rights.

Congolese migrants suffer dire abuses in Angola Francoise, in her thirties, and her husband had a modest dream when they crossed the border into Angola.

They hoped to make a little money working in the diamond mines to take care of their three children. Claiming Human Rights - in Namibia.

The Republic of Namibia is a member of the United Nations and the African Union. It has ratified many UN Human Rights Conventions (compare list on the right) and thus has made binding international commitments to adhere to the standards laid down in these universal human rights documents.

Angola: Independence celebrations marred by crackdown on human rights 11 NovemberUTC President José Eduardo dos Santos’s tightening stranglehold on freedom of expression in Angola and his government’s decades of fear and repression will cast an indelible stain on the 40th anniversary of the country’s independence, said.

The arrival of refugees from Angola was a psychological debacle for SWAPO's revolutionary cause. SWAPO's timetable was severely set back by Operation PROTEA. The resounding defeats had driven the organization even further north away from its operational area in Namibia and with a heavy loss of life to its trained personnel.

Article 5 [Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms] The fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in this chapter shall be respected and upheld by the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary and all organs of the Government and its agencies and, where applicable to them, by all natural and legal persons in Namibia, and shall be enforceable by the Courts in the manner.

Eleven African nations are highlighted in a major annual report on human rights as places where violations of citizens' rights were accompanied by insurgencies, domestic conflict or.

The report says the country is in breach of three major human rights violations - the slow pace of court proceedings, violence and discrimination against women and children, as well as discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender.

Human rights in Angola suffered during due to continued government repression and the country’s worst economic crisis since the civil war ended in. Namibia-Angola: IRIN Focus on border conflict.

Human rights violations The government is quite adamant that there are no risks in the region and that the area is under control. We cannot. Angola is an oil-rich nation in southern Africa emerged from a decades' long civil war as an emerging force in the world economic market.

While the government's human rights record shows improvement since the end of the war inthere remain areas of serious concern. Human rights in Namibia are currently recognised and protected by the Namibian constitution formed in by a seat assembly.

The assembly consisted of differing political parties. After a draft, the constitution was agreed upon by all members of the seven political parties. This made the border area a cauldron of armed units. There was the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia, the Angolan Movement for Popular Resistance of.

Some of those investigating government corruption and human rights abuses alleged government interference in their activities particularly in provinces outside of Luanda.

Civil society organizations faced fewer difficulties in contacting detainees than in previous years, and prison authorities permitted civil society work in the prisons.

President José Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 35 years, has faced increasing criticism in Angola for rampant corruption, bad governance, and government repression.

Although the elections ended in another victory for his ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the authorities intensified repressive measures. The Serra Cafema camp is beautifully located by the Kunene river, the border between Namibia and Angola.

The chalets are the largest that we have ever visited in any camp in Southern Africa. Huge bedroom with separate sitting area, in-door and out-door showers. A large deck, that in some villas overlook the river.

Comfortable bed TripAdvisor reviews. Section 5. Governmental Attitude Regarding International and Nongovernmental Investigation of Alleged Violations of Human Rights.

A variety of domestic and international human rights groups operated throughout the country. Some of those investigating government corruption and human rights abuses alleged government interference in their activities.As Angola and Namibia are neighbours, there has historically been a great deal of cross-border movements between the two countries.

There were formerly large numbers of immigrants from southeast Angola at Mangarangandja and Sarasungu, east of Rundu along the Okavango River; however, they were relocated to Kaisosi and Kehemu in the s.

Human rights in Angola suffered during due to continued government repression and the country’s worst economic crisis since the civil war ended in Sparked by the global drop in oil prices, the economic crisis slowed a decade of growth and exposed unresolved problems caused by years of corruption.