Jul 6 2020 1:43 pm
Northern Ireland: Judith Gillespie ‘urgently needs to rescue’ abuse investigation

Amnesty seeks urgent meeting with Judith Gillespie, new chair of Executive working group Repeated delays to Mother & Baby Home research, no research into clerical abuse and still no plan for public...

Jul 4 2020 1:04 pm
Morocco: government smear campaign against Amnesty shows intolerance of criticism

Attacks on Amnesty’s work follow exposure of authorities’ surveillance of leading journalist using Israeli company’s notorious spyware Journalist Omar Radi twice summoned by the authorities since 22...

Jul 3 2020 3:11 pm
UK: MP Vote on domestic abuse legislation an opportunity to make protection equal for all victims

MPs to vote on the Domestic Abuse Bill on Monday Frontline migrant and BME domestic abuse organisations urge MPs to vote for equal access to safety for all victims “The Government has recognised the...

Jul 3 2020 2:33 pm
Turkey: Amnesty Chair convicted in 'travesty of justice'

Taner Kılıç sentenced to more than six years in prison after ‘politically-motivated’ trial that lasted nearly three years ‘We will continue to stand with our friends and colleagues as they appeal...

Jul 3 2020 11:58 am
Philippines: Duterte's dangerous anti-terror law a new setback for human rights

Responding to news that Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte today signed the Anti-Terrorism Act into law, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, said: “Under...

Jul 2 2020 9:52 am
Turkey: Verdict expected in long-running trial of Amnesty Chair and ten others

Istanbul court expected to deliver verdict on Friday ‘From the start, this has been a politically-motivated trial’ - Idil Eser The verdict in the trial of Amnesty Turkey’s chair, the organisation’s...

Jul 1 2020 5:26 pm
Hong Kong: Front line activists need full support of UK Government

Several arrested under controversial new law, including man with ‘Hong Kong Independence’ flag in his bag Crimes of separatism among those which could see life imprisonment Responding to today’s...

Jul 1 2020 7:00 am
Israel/OPT: annexation plan is 'law of the jungle'

Annexation could begin as early as today International law is ‘crystal clear’ that annexation is unlawful ‘Rogue behavior from Israel of this magnitude needs a resounding response’ - Kate Allen The...

Jun 30 2020 10:09 am
Hong Kong: Security law will allow China to 'govern through fear' from this point forward

‘The passing of the national security law is a painful moment for the people of Hong Kong and represents the greatest threat to human rights in the city’s recent history’ - Joshua Rosenzweig...

Jun 27 2020 8:55 am
Rufus Wainwright, The xx's Romy Madley Croft, Jodie Comer, Arlo Parks and Ana Matronic join virtual Pride festival

Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, Gendered Intelligence and Stonewall have teamed up for two weeks of online LGBTI+ celebrations ‘Pride Inside’ festival kicks off with a launch party...