Sep 13 2018 11:11 am
Campaigners win vital battle against UK mass surveillance at European Court of Human Rights
The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that UK laws enabling mass surveillance violate the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. Judges found that: · The UK’s historical bulk interc...
Sep 12 2018 4:44 pm
Zimbabwe must ensure cholera outbreak is managed better than disaster of 2008
‘No lessons were learned from the 2008 epidemic’ - Jessica Pwiti The Zimbabwean authorities must take urgent measures to prevent the spread of a cholera epidemic that has so far claimed 20 lives, said...
Sep 12 2018 3:59 pm
USA: gun violence is 'a human rights crisis' - new report
Call for national regulations over licensing and registering firearms Young men of colour 20 times more likely to die through gun violence than white counterparts 38,000 people killed in 2016, with 11...
Sep 12 2018 1:10 pm
Hungary: 'Historic vote' protects fundamental human rights
Reacting to the European Parliament’s decision this morning to trigger Article 7 proceedings for Hungary, Berber Biala-Hettinga, Amnesty International’s expert on human rights in the EU, said: “In tod...
Sep 11 2018 5:28 pm
TUC Congress: decision on trans rights is 'important step forward'
‘Support from the UK’s largest social movement is crucial’ - Shane Enright Amnesty International UK has strongly welcomed a unanimous decision today by the TUC to campaign for a reformed Gender Recogn...
Sep 11 2018 2:17 pm
UK/Ireland: today's negative decision by European Court in hooded men case is 'bitter blow'
‘The torture of these men was approved at the highest level of Government’ - Grainne Teggart Amnesty International has described as a “bitter blow” a decision published today by a panel of five judges...
Sep 11 2018 1:25 pm
Bangladesh: Photographer Shahidul Alam denied bail in 'cruel affront to justice'
Shahidul Alam has been declared an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience ‘There has been a widespread outcry against the appalling treatment of this much-loved photographer’ - Saad Hammadi Resp...
Sep 11 2018 7:59 am
Business leaders and employers show their support for equal marriage in Northern Ireland - open letter
'Responsibility for marriage equality legislation now sits squarely with the UK Government' - John O’Doherty Leading businesses and employers across Northern Ireland - including Coca-Cola, Santander,...
Sep 8 2018 6:42 pm
Iran: execution of three Kurdish men after grossly unfair trials is 'horrifying'
Two of the men - cousins Zaniar Moradi and Loghman Moradi - gave supposed ‘confessions’ to Press TV after alleged beatings and rape threats In response to news that three Iranian Kurdish men - Zaniar...
Sep 8 2018 11:43 am
Egypt: 75 death sentences and heavy jail terms handed down in 'disgraceful' mass trial
Photojournalist ‘Shawkan’ among those given prison sentences ‘The Egyptian authorities should be ashamed’ - Najia Bounaim Amnesty International has condemned as “disgraceful” a series of sentences han...