Jun 26 2017 4:17 pm
USA: Congress must step in and stop President Trump's travel ban
Following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments on President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim travel ban and allow the order to take effect in the meantime, Margaret Huang, Amnesty...
Jun 26 2017 12:13 pm
China: Nobel peace laureate Liu must be unconditionally released
Responding to the news that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has developed late-stage liver cancer while in prison and is currently in hospital receiving treatment, Amnesty International’s China Re...
Jun 22 2017 4:10 pm
Hate crime in the UK: Police need more training, says Amnesty
Amnesty International is today calling for improved training for police into how to deal with hate crime and for a review of the hate crime legal framework as it publishes a new briefing ‘Against Hate...
Jun 22 2017 12:42 pm
Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy backs marriage equality for Northern Ireland
“I am one hundred percent behind the fight for marriage equality in Northern Ireland. ” – Neil Hannon Northern Ireland music legend Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy is backing the campaign for marriag...
Jun 21 2017 3:34 pm
Queen's Speech: EU citizens' "year of uncertainty" needs to end
Responding to announcements in today’s Queen’s Speech that the Government’s EU Repeal Bill would “maximise legal certainty for individuals” while a new bill dealing with domestic violence would be int...
Jun 21 2017 2:55 pm
India: People arrested for cheering Pakistan in cricket must be immediately released
The arrests of at least 19 people for celebrating the Pakistan cricket team’s victory over India in the final of a major tournament is another worrying sign of the erosion of freedom of expression in...
Jun 21 2017 11:02 am
South Sudan: 'Shocking' killing and mass displacement of Shilluk people by government forces - new evidence
Amnesty International can reveal the “shocking” horrors faced by tens of thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region as they were forcibly displaced by government forces between January...
Jun 20 2017 4:09 pm
Russia: European Court ruling on 'homophobic' LGBTI law welcomed
European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed country’s 2013 ‘gay propaganda’ law Responding to a European Court of Human Rights rul...
Jun 20 2017 10:31 am
Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Kate Tempest and Hot Chip to join 1,000 musicians in 'living room' concerts in solidarity with refugees
Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Kate Tempest and Hot Chip will be among musicians holding gigs in people’s homes across the UK in September as part of a first-of-its-kind global day of concerts to unite peop...
Jun 20 2017 10:06 am
Northern Ireland: Open Letter from victims of institutional child abuse
We write as victims and survivors of institutional child abuse, which we suffered in children’s homes across Northern Ireland over many decades. Today (June 20 2017) marks six months since the publica...