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Apr 30 2020 4:20 pm
South Sudan: fresh evidence of arms embargo violations and illicit concealment of weapons

Thousands of child soldiers still being used, while arms being hidden from monitors UN arms embargo due to expire on 31 May should be extended With country threatened by COVID, ‘priority must be given...

Apr 29 2020 5:12 pm
UK: 'Harrowing' COVID-19 death toll published as public share concern over Government PPE failure

More than 26,000 patients have died in hospitals, care homes and community New polling finds two-thirds of UK public believe the Government has performed poorly in its provision of PPE for healthcare...

Apr 29 2020 12:15 pm
Northern Ireland: Inquiry into UK Government legacy proposals - 'Victims' rights must be vindicated'

Responding to the announcement that the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is to examine the UK Government's proposals to address the legacy of the Troubles, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International's...

Apr 29 2020 9:42 am
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Governments must stop abusing emergency powers during COVID-19 pandemic

Governments in the region routinely resort to repressive measures to silence critical views but some have used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to further clamp down on opposition Authorities in...

Apr 28 2020 12:09 pm
UK: Care home deaths 'raise serious questions around consequence' of Government PPE failures

Responding to latest ONS figures which show a record-high number of deaths linked to coronavirus in care homes in England and Wales, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said: “These figures...

Apr 28 2020 10:08 am
Greece: COVID-19 exposes urgent need to rescue the country's austerity-ravaged health system

Greek government introduced austerity measures in 2010, slashing public spending by 32 percent and public health expenditure by nearly 43 percent New report outlines how the Government desperately...

Apr 28 2020 8:05 am
UK: 72% of UK think more should be done to protect all domestic abuse victims

Amnesty poll reveals strong UK public support for the Government to do more to tackle domestic abuse emergency during pandemic Majority support more being done to protect vulnerable victims -...

Apr 27 2020 4:48 pm
US military confirms civilian casualties from shadowy war in Somalia

The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has acknowledged the killing of two Somali civilians and the injury of three others in an air strike. Amnesty International today said this acknowledgement was a...

Apr 27 2020 11:46 am
UK: domestic abuse action plan 'crucial' and must leave no victim behind

The Commons Home Affairs Committee has urged the Government to take action on domestic abuse to avoid ‘devastating consequences’ Domestic Abuse Bill returns to Parliament this week Amnesty warns that...

Apr 25 2020 7:48 am
BRAZIL: Dismay as Bolsonaro questions impartiality of Franco investigation

Amnesty International reacted with dismay after the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro launched a tirade against the investigation into the killing of human rights defender Marielle Franco...