Dec 31 2008 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Immediate access to humanitarian workers and observers essential

As the number of casualties continues to mount, civilians in Gaza are in increasingly dire need of food, medical and other emergency assistance, Amnesty International said today.International...

Dec 29 2008 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: End unlawful attack and meet Gaza' emergency needs

Palestinian civilians remain at risk of being killed or injured in the Israeli air strikes and are increasingly lacking adequate medical care food, medicines, electricity, water and other necessities...

Dec 22 2008 12:00 am
China: Release Liu Xiaobo immediately, urges Amnesty

Amnesty International today expressed fears that authorities are pursuing a serious prosecution against the literary critic and activist Liu Xiaobo, a signatory of the Charter 08 campaign for...

Dec 18 2008 12:00 am
Former child soldier Emmanuel Jal featured in new Amnesty song and video project 'The Price of Silence'

Available exclusively on iTunes as charity EPLaurence Fishburne, Hugh Masekala, Stephen Marley and Natalie Merchant are amongst stars involvedA new Amnesty International song and video project has...

Dec 17 2008 12:00 am
Trafficking: Convention ratification welcomed but more protection needed

Warning that vulnerable people will still be at riskIn response to news that the UK Government has ratified an important anti-trafficking convention, Amnesty International has welcomed the move but...

Dec 16 2008 12:00 am
Tasers: Safety of the new PSNI device questioned as death toll hits 334-mark

Tasers are inherently open to abuse and are not as safe as the industry would suggest, said Amnesty International today (16 Dec) as it reiterated its call to strictly limit deployment of the weapon to...

Dec 16 2008 12:00 am
Tasers: Safety of device questioned as death toll hits 334-mark

Tasers are inherently open to abuse and are not as safe as the industry would suggest, said Amnesty International today as it reiterated its call to the UK government to limit deployment of the weapon...

Dec 15 2008 12:00 am
London Palestinian conference: Human rights need addressing

Ahead of a major two-day Palestinian trade and investment conference starting in London on 15 December, Amnesty International is calling on PM Gordon Brown to put human rights firmly on the agenda of...

Dec 12 2008 12:00 am
USA: Senate findings reinforce need for full commission of inquiry into torture

"There must be full accountability for the devastating consequences of the authorisation of torture and other unlawful practices as part of the ‘war on terror’”"The US Senate inquiry acknowledges what...

Dec 12 2008 12:00 am
UN General Assembly: Moves forward on access to justice on 10 December

It is great news to be able to report that the UN General Assembly adopted the Optional Protocol by concensus. It is fitting that this took place on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration...