Nov 24 2017 1:04 pm
High Court refuses to rule on 'utterly shameful' £1,000 child citizenship fee
Yesterday, the High Court declined to rule on the lawfulness of a near £1,000 fee that is preventing thousands of children registering their legal right to British citizenship. The court acknowledged,...
Nov 23 2017 4:33 pm
London Metal Exchange's investigation into cobalt and child labour welcomed
Move comes week after a major Amnesty report on cobalt and child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo ‘It is unacceptable that we have to name and shame companies before they act’ - Seema Joshi...
Nov 23 2017 3:34 pm
Myanmar: Rohingya returns 'simply unthinkable' until apartheid system dismantled
In response to news that the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to return close to one million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh, Amnesty International’s Director f...
Nov 23 2017 11:43 am
Manus Island: Lives 'at risk' as authorities attempt to remove refugees
Responding to news that the Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities have sent immigration officials armed with sticks and knives into the Lombrum refugee detention centre on Manus Island this morning, Kate...
Nov 23 2017 11:03 am
Legal challenge to UK Government charging £1,000 for British-born children to register legal right for citizenship
Amnesty International has denounced the UK Government’s policy on British-born children be required to register their legal right to citizenship in the UK. Amnesty described the policy as ‘profiteerin...
Nov 22 2017 4:39 pm
Turkey: chair of Amnesty to be kept in overcrowded jail cell for two more months
Taner Kılıç is being held with 23 other people in an eight-person cell Kılıç and the ‘Istanbul 10’ still face up to 15 years on ‘trumped-up’ terrorism charges Responding to today’s decision by the Ist...
Nov 22 2017 2:29 pm
Amnesty uncovers 'brutal' illegal torture equipment at Paris arms fair
Amnesty International has discovered “brutal” illegal torture equipment on sale at a Paris arms fair. Items uncovered include spiked batons, spiked electric-shock riot forks, electric-shock vests and...
Nov 22 2017 1:26 pm
Syria: human rights need to be at heart of today's two sets of peace talks
Concerns raised over sieges in places like Eastern Ghouta ‘Unless human rights and accountability are put at the heart of the peace talks, a just and sustainable peace in Syria will remain elusive’ -...
Nov 22 2017 12:16 pm
Life sentence for Ratko Mladic hailed as 'landmark verdict'
Today’s conviction of the former Bosnian Serb war leader, former general Ratko Mladić, for crimes under international law - including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes - has finally del...
Nov 22 2017 12:00 am
Ai Weiwei, Catherine Deneuve, Bianca Jagger and Peter Greste among those calling for end to case against Amnesty Turkey
As trial of ‘Istanbul 10’ and Chair of Amnesty Turkey resumes, more than 70 signatories to open letter call for case against 11 human rights activists to be dropped Chair of Amnesty UK, Ruth Breddal,...