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Northern Ireland: Opportunity to deal with the past must not be squandered

Amnesty International warned today that the opportunity to deal with the past in Northern Ireland must not be squandered following a lack of agreement at the end of multi-party negotiations, chaired by Dr Richard…

Russia: harassment of activists set to continue after Pussy Riot and other releases

Releases were ‘a politically-expedient move in the run up to the Sochi Olympics’ - John Dalhuisen

Top writers call on youngsters to 'pick up a pen' over the festive period and enter Amnesty's Youth Awards

Two award-winning authors and a globally-acclaimed playwright joined forces today to call on Britain’s youngsters to pick up a pen over the holiday period and enter Amnesty’s inaugural You

Uganda: Amnesty labels new anti-homosexuality bill as 'grave assault on human rights'

Amnesty International called on the Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed in a surprise vote this morning, as a matter of urgency.

South Sudan: Leaders must prevent 'disturbing' spread of violence

Warring factions in South Sudan must immediately rein in their troops to prevent further attacks on civilians, Amnesty International said today following news that violence has erupted across the coun

UK: decision to hand torture inquiry to intelligence committee strongly criticised

‘Today’s announcement is yet another effort by the UK to shirk its responsibility to get at the full truth’ - John Dalhuisen

Central African Republic: Evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity

War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed in the Central African Republic with more than 1,000 people killed in a two day-period, Amnesty International revealed today after returning

Syria: prisoners tortured and summarily killed in secret ISIS detention centres - new briefing

Children as young as eight detained, with 13-year-olds flogged

Unreported World backs Amnesty's Student Reporter Award

Channel 4’s ground-breaking Unreported World series today announced its backing for Amnesty International’s Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year award.