Mar 15 2006 12:00 am
UN Human Rights Council hailed
Amnesty International welcomes the overwhelming vote by the UN General Assembly today in favour of establishing a new Human Rights Council. In doing so, Amnesty International believes that UN member s...
Mar 14 2006 12:00 am
UK: Rape crisis and human rights groups welcome focus on consent
Sexual violence organisations have applauded the shift in focus away from the victim and their behaviour towards the behaviour of men who commit sexual offences, heralded by today’s launch of magazine...
Mar 14 2006 12:00 am
Israel/occupied territories: Palestinian prisoners at risk of being killed by Israeli forces
Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the safety of Palestinian detainees in Jericho Prison. The prison is currently surrounded by Israeli forces who have threatened to kill detainees who re...
Mar 13 2006 12:00 am
New events call on people working with young men to help Women's rights's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights
Amnesty International is calling on men who work with young men and boys to help tackle violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, at a nationwide series of new event...
Mar 10 2006 12:00 am
UK: Sex trafficking: Amnesty welcomes police raids in Greater Manchester and North Wales, but calls for protection for trafficked victims
Reacting to the news of Merseyside Police dawn raids in Greater Manchester and North Wales, Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: "Amnesty welcomes the police crackdown on traffickers and...
Mar 10 2006 12:00 am
NI: Belfast-born medic spearheads new letter to Lancet condemning force-feeding of hunger strikers at Guantánamo
Human rights group says US authorities must act on medical experts’ call for independent examination. Belfast-born consultant Dr David Nicholl is the man behind a remarkable open letter from leading i...
Mar 10 2006 12:00 am
New Lancet letter condemns force-feeding at Guantánamo
Amnesty International today (10 March) called for action from the US authorities in response to an open letter from leading medical experts that condemns force-feeding of prisoners at the US detention...
Mar 09 2006 12:00 am
India: Amnesty condemns bombings in Varanasi
Amnesty International utterly condemns the multiple bombings that took place on Monday 7 March in the north Indian city of Varanasi, claiming 21 lives and injuring more than 60 others. Reports suggest...
Mar 08 2006 12:00 am
India: Amnesty expresses concern over the safety of civilians in Chattisgarh
Amnesty International expresses grave concern about the recent escalation of violence in a remote forest region of Chattisgarh, central India. On 28 February, suspected Maoists belonging to the People...
Mar 08 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights is still a problem for Scotland
According to a poll by Amnesty International Scotland, the vast majority of respondents believe violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights is still a problem in Scotla...