Jun 29 2017 11:33 am
Queen's Speech abortion amendment 'positive step' for women's rights in Northern Ireland
Responding to news that the Speaker of the House of Commons has accepted a cross-party amendment to the Queen’s Speech asking the UK Government to ensure access to NHS-funded abortions in England for...
Jun 29 2017 9:17 am
Nigeria: Shell accused of complicity in state executions of 'Ogoni Nine' in new court case
Ogoni Nine widow Esther Kiobel takes on the oil giant in a new case following a twenty-year struggle for justice Shell documents expose the company’s role in the executions – new Amnesty research “Tod...
Jun 28 2017 11:05 am
Stars back marriage equality ahead of huge Belfast march on Saturday
Liam Neeson, Gary Lightbody, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Bronagh Waugh and Neil Hannon add their voices to call for same-sex couples to be able to marry in Northern Ireland Some of the world’s biggest...
Jun 27 2017 6:30 pm
Amnesty response to BMA call for decriminalisation of abortion
Responding to the British Medical Association passing a motion calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in the UK, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International UK’s Northern Ireland Campaign Manager, s...
Jun 27 2017 1:00 pm
US travel ban: Amnesty files FOI request over advice being given to officials in airports
‘We filed this request for documents because people need to know what to expect when they face immigration and law-enforcement officials at US borders’ - Margaret Huang Following yesterday’s US Suprem...
Jun 26 2017 4:17 pm
USA: Congress must step in and stop President Trump's travel ban
Following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments on President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim travel ban and allow the order to take effect in the meantime, Margaret Huang, Amnesty...
Jun 26 2017 12:13 pm
China: Nobel peace laureate Liu must be unconditionally released
Responding to the news that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has developed late-stage liver cancer while in prison and is currently in hospital receiving treatment, Amnesty International’s China Re...
Jun 22 2017 4:10 pm
Hate crime in the UK: Police need more training, says Amnesty
Amnesty International is today calling for improved training for police into how to deal with hate crime and for a review of the hate crime legal framework as it publishes a new briefing ‘Against Hate...
Jun 22 2017 12:42 pm
Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy backs marriage equality for Northern Ireland
“I am one hundred percent behind the fight for marriage equality in Northern Ireland. ” – Neil Hannon Northern Ireland music legend Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy is backing the campaign for marriag...
Jun 21 2017 3:34 pm
Queen's Speech: EU citizens' "year of uncertainty" needs to end
Responding to announcements in today’s Queen’s Speech that the Government’s EU Repeal Bill would “maximise legal certainty for individuals” while a new bill dealing with domestic violence would be int...