Feb 28 2017 5:39 pm
UN: Russia and China’s abusive use of veto “shameful”

Russia and China have again abused their veto power at the United Nations Security Council today, following a vote on a draft resolution that would have helped ensure accountability for the use and...

Feb 28 2017 12:36 pm
Israel: Detention of Palestinian journalist on hunger strike without charge ‘unjust and cruel’

The Israeli authorities’ administrative detention of Muhammed al-Qiq, a Palestinian journalist is unjust and cruel, said Amnesty International after a military judge approved an order confirming his...

Feb 28 2017 10:51 am
Yemen: Huthi forces recruiting child soldiers for front-line combat

New evidence has emerged of how the Huthi armed group is actively recruiting boys as young as 15 to fight as child soldiers on the front lines of the conflict in Yemen, said Amnesty International...

Feb 24 2017 12:29 pm
Trafalgar Square screening of The Salesman film is 'right response' to US travel ban

Richard Ratcliffe to raise awareness of his wife’s detention in Iran Photo-call with activists holding placards - ‘Stand Together Against Hate’, ‘Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’ and ‘Free Kamal...

Feb 22 2017 6:00 pm
Kaiser Chiefs unveil new human rights film during UK tour

‘We hope our fans will like this film and will relate to Amnesty’s core message’ - Kaiser Chiefs The rock band Kaiser Chiefs will be screening an Amnesty-made human rights film ahead of their concerts...

Feb 22 2017 9:49 am
Northern Ireland criticised for failures on dealing with past and abortion law - Amnesty global report

Northern Ireland has failed dismally to deal with past human rights violations and to reform its outdated abortion laws, Amnesty International said, as it launched its annual assessment of human...

Feb 21 2017 11:41 pm
Annual Report: Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world...

Feb 20 2017 1:09 pm
Northern Ireland: women’s rights must not be traded away in post-election talks

'Women’s rights are non-negotiable, there can be no hiding from abortion reform' - Grainne Teggart Amnesty International has today issued a stark reminder to all political parties that abortion reform...

Feb 17 2017 1:27 pm
Trump visit demo, London (Mon 20 Feb): activists to protest at human rights 'roll-back'

‘In the end the point isn’t whether Donald Trump gets the full-blown state visit treatment - it’s whether we raise our voice against this disastrous roll-back of rights’ - Kate Allen Amnesty...

Feb 14 2017 4:33 pm
India: Minister's claim to have ordered torture must be investigated

Authorities in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh must investigate a minister’s statement that she had ordered rape suspects to be tortured, Amnesty International said today.