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May 20 2022 4:28 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty call on police to stop strip searching children

Amnesty International has called on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to end the practice of strip searching children. The call comes after a report published today by The Detail revealed...

May 20 2022 3:23 pm
Global: Rich and powerful to meet at Davos amid 'gathering storm of human rights crises'

World Economic Forum’s annual meeting to begin on Sunday 22 May Ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos that starts on Sunday (22 May), Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s...

May 19 2022 12:15 pm
Iran: Swedish academic at risk of execution is being held as a state hostage

Ahmadreza Djalali threatened with execution in ‘retaliation’ for legal cases against two Iranians in Sweden and Belgium Call on Sweden and Belgium to investigate under Convention Against Taking of...

May 19 2022 9:33 am
Northern Ireland: Westminster steps in to deliver abortion services

Amnesty International UK and Informing Choices NI have today welcomed news that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has today (19 May) taken further legislative steps to ensure abortion...

May 19 2022 1:00 am
Qatar: FIFA should set aside $440m for World Cup workers compensation fund

World Cup set to generate $6bn in revenue for FIFA Coalition of human rights and fan groups send open letter to Gianni Infantino ‘We hope the FA and Gareth Southgate and the players will back this...

May 17 2022 6:52 pm
Ukraine/Russia: The rights of Ukrainian prisoners of war from Azovstal must be protected

Responding to the news that the Ukrainian soldiers who were besieged in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant for months have surrendered themselves to Russia’s armed forces, Denis Krivosheev, Amnesty...

May 17 2022 5:39 pm
Northern Ireland Legacy Bill: Victims' rights sacrificed to shield perpetrators

Bill represents a disturbing interference in the justice system ‘This legislation is shameful, we will oppose it every step of the way’ - Michael O’Hare ‘Now is the time for the UK Parliament to...

May 17 2022 11:08 am
Italy: Iuventa search and rescue trial due to start this week

The search and rescue ship Iuventa ran hundreds of missions to save migrants from drowning off the coast of Libya Charges were brought against 21 individuals including the Iuventa ship crew and people...

May 16 2022 10:10 pm
UK: Plans to arm volunteer police officers with tasers a 'dangerous expansion'

‘Arming volunteer officers is a dangerous expansion of Taser use and will inevitably lead to the increased firing of Tasers and more instances of misuse, serious harm and death from Tasers’ - Oliver...

May 16 2022 4:44 pm
UK: Public think Ukraine war means Govt should drop Human Rights Act plans new polling finds

Four out of five people (79%) think Ukraine war has made UK’s role in upholding human rights more important Repealing and replacing Human Rights Act seen as major priority by just 7% ‘The horrors of...