• Apr 20 2015
  • 8:13pm
Rising death toll prompts Europe to act
The death of upwards of 1,000 refugees and migrants this week in the Mediterranean has prompted the European Commission and European foreign and interior ministers to finally acknowledge the need t
  • Apr 20 2015
  • 3:53pm
There is an emergency in the Mediterranean and all of Europe needs to respond to it
European governments must prioritise setting up an immediate search and rescue plan to prevent the escalating death toll of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, Amnesty International
  • Apr 19 2015
  • 10:58am
Mediterranean migrant crisis: Up to 700 feared dead in latest shipwreck
Responding to reports that 700 migrants and refugees drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa overnight, Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said:
  • Apr 19 2015
  • 12:00am
Birmingham medic to run ten laps of White House in orange jumpsuit for Guantánamo detainee Shaker Aamer
A week ahead of London Marathon, Dr Nicholl’s Washington stunt will highlight former UK resident’s plight as part of transatlantic campaign
  • Apr 17 2015
  • 10:21am
China: Deplorable 7-year sentence for prisoner of conscience journalist who leaked document
“The document Gao Yu is accused of leaking…laid bare the Communist Party’s outright hostility to human rights, and for that she is being severely punished” - Willia
  • Apr 16 2015
  • 6:21pm
Mexico: three police officers charged with torture offences in 'landmark' case
Torture of Adrián Vázquez part of country’s so-called ‘war on drugs’  
  • Apr 16 2015
  • 11:06am
New advertising campaign challenges politicians over Human Rights Act
Ahead of the latest leaders’ election debate from Central Hall, Westminster
  • Apr 16 2015
  • 11:02am
New ad campaign challenges politicians over Human Rights Act. Peter Robinson among leaders featured ahead of latest TV election debates.
Amnesty International today launched a new campaign calling on the leaders of all political parties to “do the human right thing” and protect the Human Rights Act.