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Amnesty says human rights have been eclipsed by “war on terror”

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1231 (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1231
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The “war on terror” of the United States and the United Kingdom has diverted the world's attention from human rights issues elsewhere, says Amnesty International's 2006 annual report.

    The report on the state of the world's human rights describes, over more than 300 pages, human rights violations in 150 countries. These violations range from violence against women and human trafficking through to famine and displacement resulting from war or from countries' internal political agendas (such as Zimbabwe).

    The countries most in crisis—yet largely ignored by the developed world—are the …

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