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 of...
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 count...
Jul 13 2012 12:00 am
Syria: UN must be given immediate access to investigate reports of Treimseh killings
Reports of mass killings in the Sunni town of al-Treimseh (or Tremseh) are further proof of the urgent need for UN monitors to be granted full and immediate access to all parts of the country to condu...
Jul 13 2012 12:00 am
UK must tighten up arms export licensing mechanism, says Control Arms Coalition
The Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) report on strategic export controls highlights the urgent need for the UK to better identify the risk of arms transfers being used for repression or to co...
Jul 12 2012 12:00 am
Tajikistan: Torture is 'routine', shows new Amnesty report
‘The police told me “If we kill you we’ll chuck your body in the canal and no one will ever find you and we won’t get punished”’ - Torture survivor, 2012 Torture, beatings and other ill-treatment are...
Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
Libyan militia must release two journalists detained while covering elections
Misratah militia threatening to forcibly free the men from their Beni Walid captivity. Two journalists from the city of Misratah detained by militias from Beni Walid while covering the landmark Libyan...
Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
UN must put pressure on Rwanda over Eastern DRC conflict
Reports of ‘M23’ rebels using heavy artillery and forcibly recruiting civilians The UN Security Council must call on the Rwandan government to stop providing support for the “M23” armed group in the D...
Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
First Sentence: Lubanga Dyilo Sentenced to 14 years at the ICC
The first ever sentence handed down by the International Criminal Court saw Thomas Lubanga Dyilo given 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers in armed conflict. This is a historic moment for...
Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
Syria: NGOs letter to Security Council calls for 'rapid reaction' human rights monitors
UN monitors must have access to all detention centres and political prisoners in the country Amnesty International and three other NGOs have today called on the United Nations Security Council to rene...
Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
'Dow has caused damage to reputation of London 2012' - Amnesty welcomes London Assembly vote
The London Assembly decision to condemn the appointment of Dow Chemical as an Olympic Partner is further testament of the wide-spread sense of betrayal felt by Londoners and people across the world, A...