• Nov 24 2015
  • 2:05pm
UN highlights Saudi Arabia's appalling record on detention of peaceful activists
A UN Working Group has determined that the Saudi Arabian authorities have arbitrarily detained nine peaceful activists in blatant violation of international law, in an Opinion that sets out damning
  • Nov 24 2015
  • 11:41am
Pakistan: Execution of paraplegic man tomorrow would be 300th in less than a year
“Pakistan’s ongoing zeal for executions is an affront to human rights”  - David Griffiths
  • Nov 21 2015
  • 12:39pm
Refugee crisis: Balkans border blocks leave thousands stranded
New border control rules implemented almost simultaneously by the governments of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia this week have resulted in collective expulsions and discrimination against individual
  • Nov 20 2015
  • 2:52pm
Doctors and midwives to governments: Criminalising abortion puts women's lives at risk
  • Nov 20 2015
  • 9:34am
Doctors and midwives to governments: criminalising abortion puts women’s lives at risk
Doctors, midwives and health professionals from every region of the world today added their voices to the growing pressure for the decriminalisation of abortion, with 838 from 44 countries signing
  • Nov 17 2015
  • 6:15pm
Northern Ireland talks: Latest failure for victims who've been failed repeatedly for decades
Responding to the failure today to reach an agreement over how to deal with the legacy of Northern Ireland's troubled past, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland programme Director of Amnesty Inte
  • Nov 17 2015
  • 1:42pm
Paris attacks: Failure to extend solidarity to refugees would be 'tragic victory for terror over humanity'
In the wake of last Friday’s atrocious attacks on Paris the EU must resist the urge to further seal off its external borders, which would continue to fuel a range of human rights abuses while
  • Nov 16 2015
  • 5:25pm
British and Irish governments must not trade away victims' rights in Stormont talks
NGOs have called on the Irish and British Governments to ensure that any legacy mechanisms that may be agreed at the negotiating table in this week’s Stormont talks are ‘human rights co
  • Nov 16 2015
  • 9:54am
G20 leaders must not use Paris tragedy to fuel anti-refugee agenda
World leaders must show true statesmanship and refrain from bowing to a knee-jerk anti-refugee agenda in the wake of the despicable attacks in
  • Nov 13 2015
  • 5:32pm
Chile: A 22-year-old woman arrested for having an abortion must be released
Woman under house arrest after hospital staff complained to the authorities