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Dec 1 2021 3:32 pm
EU: New asylum proposals threaten to ‘throw out the rule book’ on human rights

European Commission proposals would allow some countries to hold asylum-seekers and migrants at the border for 16 weeks with minimal safeguards At least 10 people, including a one-year-old child, have...

Dec 1 2021 3:01 am
Paraguay: Draconian abortion laws and failure to tackle child sex abuse forces girls as young as ten to carry out pregnancies - new report

Paraguay continues to have some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the Americas On average, 12 cases of sexual violence against children and teenagers were reported every day in 2019 In 2019...

Nov 30 2021 5:47 pm
Germany/Iraq: historic Yazidi ruling over enslavement and child death welcomed

Iraqi man Taha Al-J. found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes In 2015, he purchased a Yazidi woman and her five-year-old daughter, chaining the girl in the sun and allowing her...

Nov 30 2021 12:24 pm
Rainbow flag projections on Ukrainian government buildings highlighting increasing LGBTI hate crime in Ukraine

Ukrainian government buildings in London have been lit up with the Pride rainbow flag Projections highlight increasing attacks on LGBTI groups, including Sphere, which has been the target of dozens of...

Nov 26 2021 4:18 pm
Turkey: Failure to release Osman Kavala is an 'unconscionable violation' of his rights

Osman has been arbitrarily detained in Istanbul’s high security Silivri prison for more than four years Trumped up charges against Osman related to Gezi Park protests and the 2016 coup attempt Amnesty...

Nov 25 2021 12:37 pm
UK: Government's 'failure' to open safe and legal routes is critical factor in tragic deaths in the Channel

Home Office quarterly immigration statistics out today The number of asylum claims have remained stable ​over past two years whilst Channel crossing​s by boat have risen ‘In the wake of the...

Nov 25 2021 11:40 am
Northern Ireland: Concern at hate crime 'epidemic' as PSNI report figures rise

Eight hate crimes or incidents are reported to the PSNI every day Racism, sectarianism and homophobia all reported to be on the increase ‘Today’s figures paint a deeply disturbing picture of how...

Nov 19 2021 9:53 pm
USA: Criminal justice system riddled with 'white supremacy and anti-Black racism'

Kyle Rittenhouse who shot dead two men at Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin walks free In response to today’s not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Paul O’Brien, Amnesty...

Nov 19 2021 11:53 am
Qatar: Former World Cup 2022 official must get a fair trial as he enters fifth day of hunger strike

Abdullah Ibhais was a former communications director for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Sentenced to five-years in prison, he enters his fifth day of hunger strike today ‘Qatari authorities must immediately...

Nov 19 2021 9:07 am
Northern Ireland: Triggering Article 16 puts Good Friday Agreement human rights guarantees at risk

Amnesty has written to UK and EU negotiators to guarantee human rights protections secured under the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol ‘The rights of people in Northern Ireland cannot be allowed to...