Dec 28 2012 12:00 am
Cambodia: Leading activists convicted on bogus charges
Convictions confirm dire state of justice system Spokesperson available on request The fabricated charges used to convict two housing rights activists in Phnom Penh’s Municipal Court confirms the dire...
Dec 24 2012 12:00 am
UK: Youngsters should use holidays to 'motivate their minds', say leading Children's rights's authors
Two leading Children's rights’s authors today called on Britain’s young people to put their holiday time to good use and enter Amnesty International’s Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competiti...
Dec 21 2012 12:00 am
Mali: Armed intervention risks worsening crisis
The UN Security Council’s approval of armed intervention into Mali risks worsening the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the north, Amnesty International said today. The Council voted unanimousl...
Dec 21 2012 12:00 am
TAIWAN: Broken promises as six executed
Taiwan’s execution of six people today makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International said. Zeng Si-ru, Hung Ming-tsung, Huang Hsien-cheng, C...
Dec 21 2012 12:00 am
United Nations vote on death penalty moratorium welcomed
Amnesty International has welcomed an increase in global support for abolition of the death penalty, after the UN General Assembly yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a moratorium on the use o...
Dec 21 2012 12:00 am
ARGENTINA: State terrorism sentences are a historic step towards justice
The first civilian conviction for human rights abuses committed during Argentina’s military rule is a historic step towards justice according to Amnesty International. Former minister Jaime Smart and...
Dec 20 2012 12:00 am
UN's endorsement of resolution on female genital mutilation hailed as 'first'
A resolution against female genital mutilation (FGM) has been endorsed by the UN general assembly in a move hailed by Amnesty International. Today’s result was a first for the UN’s general assembly. A...
Dec 20 2012 12:00 am
Italy: Exploitation of migrant workers
Italy must overhaul policies which contribute to the exploitation of migrant labourers, Amnesty International said today as it published a new report into the issue. In Exploited labour: Migrant worke...
Dec 19 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain condemned for detaining 16-year-old boy in adult jail
Amnesty International has condemned the Bahraini authorities’ detention of a 16-year-old boy in an adult prison in violation of international human rights standards. The teenager, Mohammad Mohammad ‘A...
Dec 19 2012 12:00 am
International NGOs urge EU leaders to tackle Putin on Russia's civil society crackdown
‘Foreign agents’ labelling one measure threatening Russia’s international standing Ahead of this week’s European Union-Russia summit, a group of eight international human rights organisations is calli...