May 31 2018 4:41 pm
UK Supreme Court abortion ruling a 'unique chance' for women of Northern Ireland
“If the Court rules that Northern Ireland’s abortion ban breaches women’s rights, there will be no excuses left for Theresa May” – Grainne Teggart The UK’s Supreme Court has today (31 May) announced t...
May 31 2018 3:41 pm
UAE: prominent activist jailed for ten years for social media posts
Ahmed Mansoor had been held in solitary confinement at a secret location for more than a year ahead of his sentencing this week ‘His persecution is another nail in the coffin for human rights activism...
May 31 2018 10:41 am
Denmark: Face veil ban a discriminatory violation of women's rights
Following today’s vote by Denmark’s parliament to ban the wearing of full-face coverings in public, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Europe Director, said: “All women should be free to dress a...
May 31 2018 7:22 am
Thailand: Successful appeal for British activist Andy Hall a victory for justice
The Bangkok South Criminal Court has overturned its conviction of Andy Hall, a British human rights defender found guilty of criminal defamation in September 2016 for his work into the abuse of migran...
May 30 2018 12:41 pm
Mozambique: Chinese company's 'devastating mining operations' suspended following Amnesty exposé
Chinese mining company Haiyu put an entire village at risk of being washed into the Indian Ocean Responding to the Mozambican Government’s recent decision to suspend the operations of Chinese mining c...
May 29 2018 5:54 pm
Northern Ireland: Theresa May must not 'shirk human rights responsibility' with excuses on abortion ban
Reacting to Theresa May’s comments that the UK Government will not intervene to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, despite mounting pressure for the UK to do so, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty...
May 29 2018 5:00 pm
Nicaragua: Authorities unleashed a 'vicious' repression against benefits cuts protesters
New report details government ‘cover up’ of the state’s heavy-handed and highly-coordinated response to protests “The Nicaraguan authorities have turned on their own people in a vicious, sustained and...
May 27 2018 11:33 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes mounting pressure on Theresa May to act on abortion
Responding to news that the Labour party is calling on the Government to legislate for abortion reform with Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, calling the current legal position an ‘in...
May 26 2018 1:36 pm
Ireland: Abortion ref outcome 'sends message to Northern Ireland'
‘T he p e ople of Ireland have given hope to women around the world’ Northern Ireland still subject to extremely restrictive abortion laws ‘We cannot be left behind in a corner of the UK and on the is...
May 25 2018 5:44 pm
Algeria: blogger sentenced to ten years for Facebook post and YouTube video
Charges against university graduate Merzoug Touati included ‘incitement to gatherings and sit-ins in public spaces’ ‘As a citizen-journalist, Merzoug Touati has every right to document the world aroun...