Jun 6 2020 4:41 pm
Northern Ireland: Fines imposed on peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors ‘deeply worrying’

Responding to reports of fines being imposed on many peaceful protestors at today’s Black Lives Matter socially distanced protest in Belfast, Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International UK’s Northern...

Jun 5 2020 3:51 pm
Libya: shocking new evidence of retaliatory attacks on civilians

Threats to kill women and babies, while corpses of fighters paraded in grotesque incidents Banned anti-personnel landmines planted in civilian homes, with Russian military company Wagner implicated...

Jun 5 2020 10:05 am
Australia: Black Lives Matter protest must be allowed to take place

Responding to attempts by Australian police to ban Black Lives Matter protests going ahead in Sydney tomorrow, Joel Clark, Amnesty International Australia Campaigner, said: “Peaceful protest is a...

Jun 4 2020 2:40 pm
Hong Kong: National anthem law 'insult to freedom of expression'

Booing Chinese anthem at football matches could lead to three-year jail sentence ‘The city’s rights and freedoms are under greater threat than ever before’ - Joshua Rosenzweig Responding to Hong Kong...

Jun 4 2020 11:11 am
Philippines: UN report on failed 'war on drugs' reveals urgent need for international investigation

‘War’ has seen thousands murdered by police as part of a widespread and systematic attack against poor communities President Duterte has explicitly encouraged police to commit extrajudicial executions...

Jun 4 2020 9:56 am
UK: domestic abuse survivors urge MPs to protect all victims

The Domestic Abuse Committee will hear evidence from survivors today Survivors from the Latin American Women’s Rights Service and Southall Black Sisters call for equal protections for migrant women...

Jun 4 2020 9:49 am
UK: Rise in homelessness in wake of COVID-19 could lead to 'human rights catastrophe'

Responding to new research from national homelessness charity Crisis which reveals that over half of frontline services have seen a rise in homelessness in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Kate...

Jun 3 2020 4:07 pm
UK: COVID-19 review 'failing' BAME people

Responding to the publication of Public Health England’s review on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) COVID-19 deaths, Kate Allen, Amnesty International’s UK Director, said: “This painfully...

Jun 3 2020 11:10 am
Cambodia: Reforms to tackle prison overcrowding ‘must go further and put human rights at the core of drug policy’

At the beginning of the year, Cambodia’s largest prison facility exceeded 9,500 prisoners – which is 463% over its maximum capacity of 2,050 Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch want reforms...

Jun 2 2020 8:51 pm
Northern Ireland: DUP motion has no impact on hard-won abortion law

In response to the passing of a DUP motion on abortion that was debated in the Northern Ireland Assembly today, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland campaign manager, said: “This...