Apr 24 2012 12:00 am
Libya: Central government must protect Kufra residents from militia clashes

The Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) must take steps to ensure that residents in the south-eastern city of Kufra are protected from reckless fire and receive immediate access to medical care...

Apr 23 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain is 'toying with life' of hunger-striker Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

The postponement of the appeals trial for 14 jailed opposition activists is toying with the life of prominent activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days in prison...

Apr 23 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty welcomes Bill of Rights call by Irish Government

Amnesty International has welcomed a call by Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Eamon Gilmore, for Northern Ireland party leaders to get around a negotiating table to deliver the long-awaited Bill of...

Apr 23 2012 12:00 am
China delegation visit to Scotland is opportunity to raise human rights issues

Ahead of a visit tomorrow (Tuesday 24 April) by a delegation from China's Shandong province to Scotland, Amnesty International has called on the Scottish Government to raise concerns about human...

Apr 23 2012 12:00 am
Europe: New Amnesty report reveals Muslims discriminated against for demonstrating their faith

European governments must do more to challenge the negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims that are fuelling discrimination across the continent, a new report by Amnesty International...

Apr 23 2012 12:00 am
Dominican Republic: Presidential candidates urged to take a stand on human rights

Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights, Amnesty International said as it urged candidates to take a public stand on a range of...

Apr 23 2012 12:00 am
Shell's wildly inaccurate reporting of Niger Delta oil spill exposed

'The volume of oil spilt at Bodo was more than 60 times the volume Shell has repeatedly claimed leaked’- Amnesty International A major oil spill in the Niger Delta was far worse than Shell previously...

Apr 20 2012 12:00 am
Brighton Declaration 'largely ends up avoiding the difficult questions while infringing on Court's independence and authority'

A political declaration by the 47 Council of Europe member states fails to address key challenges faced by the European Court of Human Rights even if it contains some positive measures, Amnesty...

Apr 20 2012 12:00 am
China: Wu Ying retrial welcome, but shows risks of death sentences

The decision to order a retrial in the case of a Chinese businesswoman facing execution highlights the urgent need for the authorities to halt death sentences for non-violent crimes as a first step...

Apr 20 2012 12:00 am
Prosecution of TV channel in Tunisia for screening Persepolis 'reminiscent of Ben Ali 'era

Charges against a TV boss who screened the animated French film Persepolis should be dropped by the Tunisian authorities, Amnesty International has said today as the trial of Nabil Karoui, the owner...