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Mar 27 2021 12:57 pm
UK: Amnesty director Kate Allen announces her retirement

Responding to the announcement that Amnesty UK Director Kate Allen will be retiring in September, Eilidh Douglas, the Chair of Amnesty International United Kingdom Section Board, and Nicolas Patrick...

Mar 26 2021 2:14 pm
Turkey: 'World is watching' as women stand up to Erdogan's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

The Istanbul Convention sets minimum standards on prevention of violence, protection and support for women and girls at risk, and the criminal prosecution of perpetrators Ahead of nationwide protests...

Mar 26 2021 10:09 am
UK: China sanctions will not stop us speaking up against Uyghur abuses

In response to reports of China imposing sanctions on nine UK citizens - including five MPs – Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, says: “We should not turn a blind eye to the horrendous...

Mar 25 2021 2:44 pm
USA: Google, Facebook and Twitter 'have failed' over disinformation and hate speech

Scrutiny from US Congress today comes after tech giants widely accused of failing to take action to stop misinformation and white supremacist hate speech Facebook accused of allowing groups linked to...

Mar 24 2021 3:26 pm
Belarus: call on diplomats to live-stream 'Freedom Day' protests

Authorities have threatened to ‘deal with’ tomorrow’s mass protests in ‘hot war’ Rolling human rights crisis has seen peaceful protesters repeatedly met by police violence and mass arrests...

Mar 24 2021 9:49 am
UK: New immigration plan is a 'false pretence of fundamental change'

In response to the Home Office’s new immigration plan announced today, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, says: “After months of Government briefings that have consistently sought to...

Mar 23 2021 4:34 pm
Sri Lanka: Landmark UN resolution led by UK is crucial turning point for justice

Resolution was led by UK along with Canada, Germany, Malawi, Montenegro and North Macedonia Amnesty estimates more than 60,000 people disappeared during 30-year conflict which ended in horrific...

Mar 23 2021 10:38 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes Secretary of State action on abortion

Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of regulations at Westminster to give the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services. Grainne...

Mar 23 2021 12:00 am
Lebanon: Syrian refugees subjected to same shocking torture techniques used in Assad's jails - new report

Interrogators using ‘same horrors employed in Syrian prisons’ against refugees expressing political opposition to Syrian government In some cases trials of those detained delayed for up to two years...

Mar 21 2021 11:59 pm
Qatar: letter to FIFA boss calls for 'urgent and concrete action' on workers' rights

Four-page letter to Gianni Infantino comes ahead of World Cup qualifiers this week FIFA reminded of responsibilities under global business and human rights standards ‘FIFA has an opportunity to help...