• Jul 1 2015
  • 8:40pm
Surveillance tribunal reveals UK government spied on Amnesty International
Amnesty is calling for an independent inquiry into why UK has been spying on human rights organisations
  • Jul 1 2015
  • 10:04am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty issues U.N. warning on Stormont House Agreement on Dealing with the Past
Amnesty International will tell the United Nations today that much work remains to be done to implement the Stormont House Agreement to ensure that mechanisms to deal with the past in Northern Irel
  • Jun 30 2015
  • 12:00am
Egypt: crackdown is 'crushing an entire generation' of young people - new report
Teenager arrested and tortured for wearing anti-torture t-shirt is part of crackdown as country reverts to full ‘police state’ behaviour
  • Jun 29 2015
  • 6:16pm
Egypt: prosecutor's killing despicable but should not be pretext for state repression
‘The killing of Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was a despicable, cowardly and cold-blooded act of murder’ - Said Boumedouha  
  • Jun 29 2015
  • 3:57pm
USA: Supreme Court lethal injection ruling leaves injustice of death penalty in place
Risk of wrongfully-convicted person being executed remains  
  • Jun 26 2015
  • 4:12pm
USA: Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling strongly welcomed
‘This is a joyous day’ - Steven W Hawkins  
  • Jun 26 2015
  • 12:53pm
Hobbit star Ryan Gage opens Hampton Court garden celebrating Magna Carta as Human Rights Act under threat
Eight hundred years since Magna Carta, a commemorative garden will mark the historic anniversary at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, at a time when modern-day human rights protections are
  • Jun 26 2015
  • 12:03pm
Azerbaijan: Release jailed dissidents for positive legacy of European Games
Azerbaijan must immediately and unconditionally release all government critics unfairly imprisoned if the European Games are to leave a positive legacy, Amnesty International said today ahead of th
  • Jun 25 2015
  • 5:27pm
Syria: UN Security Council meeting with NGOs tomorrow should lead to arms embargo
‘There are concrete actions the UN can and should take to reduce and deter violations against civilians’ - Philip Luther  
  • Jun 25 2015
  • 12:51pm
Northern Ireland: High Court challenge on same-sex marriage welcomed
‘Same sex couples in every part of the UK should have an equal right to marry the person they love’ - Gráinne Teggart