Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
William Hague should stop using ICC as 'political football' in Palestinian UN status vote
Amnesty International has criticised the Foreign Secretary William Hague for his stance on the vote today over whether Palestinians are to become a “non-member observer state” at the United Nations. Y...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
South Korea: Dramatic increase in targeting of people for 'pro-North Korean views'
· Near 100% increase in security arrests over four years · Jail for man who re-tweeted joke and bookseller who sold ‘wrong books’ South Korea has seen a dramatic increase in the abuse of national secu...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
France: New report reveals forced evictions continue at an alarming rate in Hollande's France
François Hollande is failing to adequately deliver on his pre-election promises to protect the rights of migrant Roma, a new report by Amnesty International reveals today. The report goes on to demand...
Nov 28 2012 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia must charge or release protesters detained yesterday
‘We refused to leave and one man was beaten and his clothes were torn apart’ - protester, speaking to Amnesty Approximately 15 Saudi Arabian men detained yesterday must be released unless they are cha...
Nov 28 2012 12:00 am
David Cameron should advise Emir of Kuwait to 'avoid a crackdown' at home during meeting today
Kuwait in ‘turmoil’ as Sheikh Sabah visits UK Ahead of the Emir of Kuwait’s meeting with the Prime Minister David Cameron later today, Amnesty International Kuwait researcher Drewery Dyke said: “With...
Nov 27 2012 12:00 am
Environment Minister pledges government commitment to tackling climate change and delivering climate justice
Environment and Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse, will tomorrow (Wednesday 28th November) outline the Scottish Government’s role in delivering climate justice at an event hosted by Amnesty Inte...
Nov 27 2012 12:00 am
Student human rights reporter award: Unique prize up for grabs
With the Christmas break nearing, now is the perfect time to enter the Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year award. The competition is a collaboration between Amnesty International UK, the Nationa...
Nov 27 2012 12:00 am
UN resolution on female genital mutilation (FGM) welcomed
The adoption yesterday of a resolution against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee is a major boost to civil society organisations fighting for an end t...
Nov 27 2012 12:00 am
Human rights groups back parliamentary call for reform of UK export lending
Human rights and Arms campaigners have welcomed a hard hitting report from an All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry published today which recommends widespread changes to UK Export Finance, the government d...
Nov 26 2012 12:00 am
Belarus: Leading human rights organisation evicted
A leading Belarusian human rights organisation had its office closed down in the capital Minsk today (Monday), in what Amnesty International called a blatant violation of Belarus’ international human...