Jul 20 2012 12:00 am
Olympic Games: Amnesty's global overview

The Olympic Games start in a week’s time and will see representatives of hundreds of different nations taking part. Amnesty International’s annual report details the human rights situation in 155...

Jul 20 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty marks 15 years at Edinburgh festival with biggest ever programme

Amnesty International marks 15 years at the Fringe campaigning for freedom of expression this year, with a packed programme across the Edinburgh festivals including comedy, theatre, street art and...

Jul 20 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty marks 15 years at Edinburgh Festival with biggest ever programme

Amnesty International marks 15 years at the Fringe campaigning for freedom of expression this year, with a packed programme across the Edinburgh festivals including comedy, theatre, street art and...

Jul 20 2012 12:00 am
International court ruling on ex-Chad leader Habr is 'a victory for victims'

Senegal must abide by a decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and prosecute the former president of Chad Hissène Habré on charges relating to large-scale human rights abuses during his...

Jul 18 2012 12:00 am
Crackdown in UAE intensifies with arrests of leading lawyers

The UAE authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two prominent human rights lawyers arrested in recent days, Amnesty International said. Dr Mohamed ‘Abdullah al-Roken, a long-time...

Jul 18 2012 12:00 am
Burma: Abuses against Rohingya erode human rights progress

“Declaring a state of emergency is not a license to commit human rights violations. After more than a year of prisoner amnesties and releases, the overall number of political prisoners in Burma is...

Jul 18 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty responds to news that no charges are to be brought in Mubenga removals case

Amnesty International has said that now is the time to overhaul the removals process in the UK, and to introduce independent monitoring of private contractors following the decision not to charge...

Jul 18 2012 12:00 am
Oman's crackdown on peaceful protests includes students, poets and writers

The Omani authorities must drop charges against dozens of activists facing prison sentences merely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. In...

Jul 17 2012 12:00 am
USA-Arms: World's largest arms exporter urged to reject human rights 'escape clause' in historic treaty

Amnesty International has today called on President Obama to demonstrate true leadership during crucial negotiations on the Arms by rejecting proposals that will severely undermine human rights. US...

Jul 17 2012 12:00 am
Exiling of blogger to Thailand is part of wider crackdown in UAE

Amnesty International has condemned the exiling of a prominent blogger in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is warning of a decline in human rights in the UAE after a new wave of arrests in the...