• Jul 24 2015
  • 7:00pm
Mass prisoner release is a step forward but many political opponents and prisoners of conscience remain in detention
  • Jul 24 2015
  • 1:03pm
Chile: Glimmer of hope for Pinochet's victims as officers charged in Victor Jara killing
News that a Chilean judge is charging 10 former military officers for the killing of singer and political activist Víctor Jara in 1973 brin
  • Jul 24 2015
  • 12:21pm
UN slams Northern Ireland executive on abortion and 'troubles' issues
“It’s a matter of global embarrassment that Northern Ireland has been criticised by the UN over its abuse of women’s rights and failure to prioritise their health.”
  • Jul 23 2015
  • 4:31pm
UN calls for urgent reform of UK surveillance laws
“These are the sorts of concerns you’d expect to hear raised about countries that don’t care about human rights.
  • Jul 23 2015
  • 2:23pm
Government refuses to investigate commodities giant Trafigura
·        Lack of tools and resources blamed for inaction
  • Jul 23 2015
  • 2:03pm
Iran: 'staggering' execution spree with nearly 700 people executed in just over six months - new figures
New figures show 694 executions up to 15 July, with executions set to top 1,000 for year  
  • Jul 22 2015
  • 8:06pm
Latest Kincora revelations - Amnesty demands investigation by child abuse inquiry
‘Latest revelations will only fuel public disquiet that Kincora has been excluded from the one inquiry with a chance of getting at the truth.’ 
  • Jul 22 2015
  • 1:45pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty response to court of appeal ruling on abortion
Responding to the Court of Appeal’s decision to rule against a legal challenge to the UK Health Secretary's policy of not allowing abortions on the NHS for women who travel to England and
  • Jul 21 2015
  • 2:32pm
France "on the brink" as ruling due on controversial surveillance law
France’s Constitutional Council is to rule this week on a draft Intelligence bill that would grant the authorities expansive surveillance powers.