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Jun 17 2020 5:16 pm
Northern Ireland: MPs vote through abortion regulations with strong majority

MPs have voted to confirm Northern Ireland’s abortion regulations with a majority of 253 votes to 136. This is the final parliamentary stage and means the regulations will continue to underpin...

Jun 17 2020 3:56 pm
China: Human rights lawyer jailed for four years must be released

Responding to the four-year jail sentence handed to Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng after a secret trial, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Nicholas Bequelin said: “Yu...

Jun 16 2020 9:27 pm
USA: Trump's executive order on policing a 'band-aid for a bullet wound'

Responding to an Executive Order by US President Donald Trump on policing, Kristina Roth, Amnesty International USA’s Senior Programmes Officer on Criminal Justice, said: "President Trump’s Executive...

Jun 16 2020 11:00 am
Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway's contact-tracing apps among most privacy-infringing

COVID-19 apps putting privacy and security of hundreds of thousands at risk U-turn from Norwegian Government yesterday welcomed ‘Privacy must not be another casualty as governments rush to roll out...

Jun 16 2020 9:19 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty and CAJ raise concerns over laws restricting protest ahead of Assembly debate

Human rights organisations concerned at last-minute law changes and PSNI action against Black Lives Matter protests Amnesty International UK and the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)...

Jun 15 2020 9:12 pm
Northern Ireland: Lords approve abortion regulations with 'huge majority'

The House of Lords has voted to approve Northern Ireland’s abortion regulations 355 to 77. The regulations will now go to the House of Commons where they will complete the parliamentary process...

Jun 15 2020 6:38 pm
Zimbabwe: persecution of tortured female opposition leaders continues as they are denied bail

Joana Mamombe Cecilia Chinembiri and Netsai Marova charged with falsifying their abduction and torture ‘The Zimbabwean authorities must end this travesty’ - Muleya Mwananyanda In response to today’s...

Jun 15 2020 3:14 pm
Norway: 'Deeply intrusive' COVID-19 contact-tracing app halted

Move comes after Amnesty raises privacy concerns with near-live tracking of users’ locations ‘It is the right decision to press pause and go back to the drawing board’ - Claudio Guarnieri The...

Jun 14 2020 11:31 am
UK: Plans to drop gender recognition reforms would see UK plummet in LGBT equality rankings

Government is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by self-identifying as male or female ‘The UK has always prided itself on being a champion of LGBT equality – if it’s...

Jun 12 2020 3:57 pm
China: tech firm Zoom criticised over Tiananmen censorship

Tech firm apologises for censoring US-based activists but ‘turns blind eye’ to repression of users in China Apology comes as Hong Kong police target activists over Tiananmen vigil ‘Zoom must put...