Sep 13 2019 12:05 pm
Amnesty and The Co-operative Bank launch 'Rise Up' youth activism training programme
This weekend (14-15 September) will see the first cohort of young activists take part in Amnesty International UK’s ‘Rise Up’ youth activism training programme, supported by The Co-operative Bank. The...
Sep 12 2019 5:31 pm
UK: Prime Minister's commitment to tackle domestic abuse must ensure protection for all
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that domestic abuse legislation will be reintroduced to Parliament in the Queen’s Speech (14 October), Karla McLaren, Amnesty International UK’s Governm...
Sep 12 2019 12:18 pm
Brazil: Amnesty pressures authorities to solve Marielle Franco's murder
Little progress made in case of murdered Rio councillor Marielle Franco, 18 months on Amnesty calls for all those responsible, including the instigators, to be brought to justice “Brazil remains one o...
Sep 11 2019 1:15 pm
Iran: response to reports of British-Australian nationals detained
Responding to media reports that two British-Australian women and an Australian man have been detained in Iran, with one of the women said to have been sentenced to ten years in jail, Eilidh Macpherso...
Sep 11 2019 10:10 am
UK: Glasgow confirmed as host for next UN climate crisis summit
Glasgow 2020 an 'unmissable opportunity to turn the tide' and avert escalating climate crisis - Kerry Moscogiuri Responding to the announcement that Glasgow has been confirmed as host for the 2020 UN...
Sep 10 2019 11:59 pm
Amnesty chief urges 25,000 UK schools to let children strike for climate
Kumi Naidoo writes to 25,000 headteachers, urging them to ‘neither prevent nor punish’ pupils from taking part in the global days of strikes Letter comes ahead of biggest ever wave of global climate s...
Sep 10 2019 4:35 pm
Israeli spyware firm must ensure new policy is not just 'whitewashing'
NSO Group has been under pressure over revelations its invasive technology was used against journalists and human rights defenders ‘The NSO policy comes too late for the scores of activists targeted b...
Sep 10 2019 2:07 pm
Iran: 'horrific' death of football fan Sahar Khodayari must mean end of women stadium ban
Iran is the only country in the world that stops and punishes women seeking to enter football stadiums 29-year-old poured petrol over herself last week after being charged with ‘appearing in public wi...
Sep 9 2019 5:25 pm
Iran: 'outrageous' prison and flogging sentences for seven journalists and activists
Responding to reports that a Revolutionary Court in Tehran has handed four journalists and three labour rights activists jail sentences of between six and 18 years, and in one case a punishment of 74...
Sep 9 2019 11:52 am
Deal or no deal Brexit poses serious human rights concerns
The on-going uncertainty around Brexit poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today.