Apr 21 2008 12:00 am
Pakistan: New government sends a positive signal to the world by ratifying UN human rights convention

Fresh call on government to address human rights concerns across PakistanAmnesty International today welcomed the decision by Pakistan’s new government to ratify a key human rights treaty, but added...

Apr 21 2008 12:00 am
Kenya: New government must ensure justice for victims of post-election violence

New commission must hold perpetrators of post-election violence to account As the new Kenyan coalition government prepares to take office, Amnesty International today called on the new government to...

Apr 21 2008 12:00 am
Iraq: 28 people executed after apparently hasty, unfair trials

Amnesty International has called for an immediate moratorium on executions in Iraq after 28 people were executed this week after what appear to have been hasty and unfair trials.Amnesty International...

Apr 18 2008 12:00 am
World death penalty figures down but secrecy surrounds China execution figures

Amnesty International has today (15 April) called for secrecy surrounding the use of the death penalty around the world to be lifted as it published new figures showing that over 1,250 people were...

Apr 18 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes SNP Taser debate

Amnesty International Press ReleaseEmbargo: 00:01 hrs Friday 17th April (can be used for Friday editions)Amnesty International welcomes SNP Taser debateAmnesty International has welcomed the...

Apr 17 2008 12:00 am
Campaigners launch Global Day of Action to ban Cluster Bombs in support of first ever treaty

Campaigners from more than 40 countries around the world, including Amnesty International, are hosting a Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs on Saturday 19 April 2008. The day takes place a...

Apr 17 2008 12:00 am
Brazil: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights-The 'hidden victims' of the favelas

In a report published today, Amnesty International reveals the untold stories of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who are surviving in Brazil’s lawless favelas or shanty...

Apr 16 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty at the Movies

Amnesty International will be presenting two films in association with the Belfast Film Festival: The Jammed and In Prison My Whole Life. Each film will be followed by a panel discussion The Jammed...

Apr 15 2008 12:00 am
Sudan: More attacks in North Darfur

Amnesty International has called on the UN Security Council to strongly censure the Sudanese government following a series of orchestrated attacks on civilians in Darfur by Janjawid militia. Amnesty...

Apr 14 2008 12:00 am
Death Penalty: World trend down but secrecy surrounds China execution figures- new report

· China may secretly execute 374 during Olympics alone· Man executed for ‘sorcery’ in Saudi Arabia (case studies available)· Kenny Richey speaks out on need for global abolitionAmnesty International...