Jul 24 2018 4:54 pm
UK: Shaw review reveals "worrying" increase in long-term immigration detention

The number of people held for over six months in immigration detention centres in the UK has increased, according to the second Shaw review into the welfare of detainees published today. In response...

Jul 23 2018 10:14 am
UK: Javid signals a 'huge backward step' on death penalty with reported letter

Amnesty International UK has reacted with dismay to reports in the Daily Telegraph this morning (23 July) that Britain has abandoned its blanket opposition to the death penalty. The daily newspaper...

Jul 22 2018 10:38 pm
Northern Ireland: major cross-party pressure on UK Government to prioritise abortion reform

“We will not accept our rights being sacrificed for political expediency” - Grainne Teggart Following the publication of a letter signed by 173 parliamentarians from political parties in Ireland and...

Jul 22 2018 11:25 am
Theresa May must listen to cross-party pressure on abortion reform

Following the publication of a letter to the leaders - signed by 173 parliamentarians from political parties in Ireland and the UK – that calls on the UK Government to reform Northern Ireland’s...

Jul 20 2018 12:31 pm
Iraq: internet cut to stop protesters posting images of security force attacks

Disabling of internet in south of country occurred shortly before security forces used live ammunition and tear gas against people protesting about unemployment ‘They cut off the internet so they can...

Jul 19 2018 3:20 pm
UK: Windrush review fails to address 'hostile' immigration policy

Responding to the Government’s publication of the terms of reference for its lessons learned review into the events leading up to Windrush, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and...

Jul 19 2018 11:40 am
UK: Police need more training and resources to respond to hate crime

Responding to the report released today by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary that revealed “significant problems” faced by police in England and Wales in responding to hate crime, Kerry...

Jul 19 2018 6:56 am
Amnesty issues warning to European Union to not repeat cruel human rights failures of Australian refugee policy

Amnesty International today issued a stark warning to the European Union to not repeat Australia’s notorious policy of detaining refugees and people seeking asylum in horrific offshore detention...

Jul 18 2018 5:40 pm
Northern Ireland: pressure on UK Government to amend same-sex marriage law welcomed

Conor McGinn MP tables Northern Ireland amendment to marriages and civil partnership bill ‘This could be the start of Westminster finally treating same-sex couples in Northern Ireland as equal...

Jul 18 2018 2:45 pm
Turkey: End of state of emergency not enough to reverse "suffocating" crackdown

The state of emergency in Turkey - declared in July 2016 as a temporary measure following the failed coup attempt – will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the day today. Responding to the...