Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education

Front Page



UK Politics







Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Low Graphics

Saturday, July 31, 1999 Published at 22:13 GMT 23:13 UK

World: Americas

Human Rights Commission worried about Paraguay

The Inter-American Human Rights Commission has expressed concern about living conditions for some groups in Paraguay.

In a preliminary report, the commission says some indian communities and landless peasants urgently need land and services from the government.

Regarding the prison population, it says overcrowding and long detentions before trial are major problems.

But the commission says the human rights situation has improved since the fall of the government of general Alfredo Stroessner in 1989. The commission was invited by the government in Asuncion to assess the state of human rights after the political crisis in March following the assassination of the Vice-president, Luis Maria Argana.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Advanced options | Search tips

Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |

Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia

In this section

From Business
Microsoft trial mediator appointed

Safety chief deplores crash speculation

From Entertainment
Taxman scoops a million

Violence greets Clinton visit

Bush outlines foreign policy

Boy held after US school shooting

Memorial for bonfire dead

Senate passes US budget

New constitution for Venezuela

North Korea expels US 'spy'

Hurricane Lenny abates

UN welcomes US paying dues

Chavez praises 'advanced' constitution

In pictures: Castro strikes out Chavez

WTO: arbitration in EU-Ecuador banana dispute

Colombian army chief says rebels defeated

Colombian president lambasts rebels