May 29 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: UN must publicise civilian casualty figures
UN Human Rights Council condemned as having double standards The United Nations must immediately publicise its estimate of the number of civilians killed by the two sides in the final weeks of fightin...
May 28 2009 12:00 am
Underlying the economic crisis is a human rights time bomb
World leaders must invest in human rights as purposefully as they are investing in the economy, says Amnesty as it launches annual report The world is sitting on a social, political and economic time...
May 26 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council should demand immediate access and accountability
Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a Special Session on Sri Lanka today. Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific director, said: “For the...
May 22 2009 12:00 am
Nigeria: Hundreds feared dead and thousands trapped in Niger Delta fighting
Thousands of villagers have been displaced and thousands more are trapped in the cross fire in the Delta State since fighting began on 13 May 2009 between Nigeria’s Joint Task Force (JTF) and armed gr...
May 19 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Three doctors who helped BBC now missing
Fears grow that news from conflict zone will be restricted Three doctors who told the BBC of various attacks carried out by the Sri Lankan government over the last few months have gone missing, accord...
May 18 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Urgent need for human rights protection
As the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) reaches its final hours and the humanitarian crisis unfolds, Amnesty International is calling for key steps to be adopted to en...
May 18 2009 12:00 am
Scotland: Chain gang of shackled doctors highlight plight of doctor imprisoned on 'trumped up charges'
A “chain gang” of shackled doctors will parade in Edinburgh to call for the release of one particular doctor who dared to speak out on behalf of his patients – and was thrown into jail for his trouble...
May 18 2009 12:00 am
Pakistan: Civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care and water
Tens of thousands of civilians in Northern Pakistan face an impending humanitarian disaster, Amnesty International warned today. Residents of Malakand, in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP...
May 15 2009 12:00 am
UK: Secret inquest proposals abandoned but fears that government may use secret inquiries instead
Reacting to Jack Straw’s announcement today that the government would abandon plans to hold coroners’ inquests in secret without juries, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said: “...
May 15 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Government and Tamil Tigers must heed demands from UN security council
The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must immediately heed demands by the United Nations Security Council and similar calls made by US President Barack Obama and a...