Oct 21 2010 12:00 am
Cote d'Ivoire: thousands still waiting to receive compensation over toxic waste dumping

More than one year after reaching an out-of-court settlement with the oil-trading company Trafigura over waste dumping in Côte d’Ivoire thousands of victims are still waiting to receive their...

Oct 21 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty International event launches new book

Edinburgh – celebration of incredible life of Polish author On Wednesday 27th October, Amnesty International and Sandstone Press will launch ‘The Long Bridge’ by Urszula Muskus, an autobiographical...

Oct 21 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty call for investigation into Strathclyde taser pilot

Amnesty International has today [Thursday 21st October] called on the Scottish Government and the Strathclyde Police Authority to provide a thorough evaluation, including the role of Scottish...

Oct 20 2010 12:00 am
Institutional child abuse not just an historic issue, says O'Gorman on eve of Belfast appearance

Institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland is not just an historic issue, but must be addressed for the many hundreds still living with the trauma today and for the protection of those Children's...

Oct 19 2010 12:00 am
Indonesia: Papua 'torture video' must be independently investigated

The Indonesian government should initiate an independent investigation into reports of torture and other ill-treatment in Papua over the last two years, Amnesty International said today. A video...

Oct 19 2010 12:00 am
Egypt: Call for 70 Muslim Brotherhood detainees to be charged or released

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release, or charge with a recognisable criminal offence, more than 70 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group arrested...

Oct 18 2010 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Hague must insist on independent investigation into war crimes when he meets his Sri Lankan counterpart, says Amnesty

Amnesty International today urged the Foreign Secretary William Hague to demand an independent international investigation into alleged war crime abuses in Sri Lanka when he meets his Sri Lankan...

Oct 15 2010 12:00 am
India: Torture law must meet international standards

Amnesty International is today urging the Indian government to end the routine torture of those held by police and prison authorities by ensuring the country’s new Prevention of Torture Bill meets...

Oct 15 2010 12:00 am
East Jerusalem: Israel's 238 housing units plan threatens Palestinian human rights

Amnesty International has today urged the Israeli authorities to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units in Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. The housing units are planned for...

Oct 14 2010 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: International inquiry is needed to address war crimes

AMNESTY TURNS DOWN INVITATION TO APPEAR BEFORE COMISSION Amnesty International has declined an invitation to appear before Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and calls...