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Mar 18 2021 11:44 am
UK: Widespread use of DNAR during COVID-19 in England 'unlawful'

Responding to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty...

Mar 18 2021 7:36 am
COVID-19: Prisoners 'forgotten victims' of the pandemic - New Report

More than 11 million people imprisoned globally, prisons becoming hotbeds for virus In many countries, prisons have resorted to excessive and abusive confinement Amnesty urges countries to prioritise...

Mar 17 2021 6:33 pm
Egypt: jailing of activist Sanaa Seif 'another crushing blow' for human rights

Film editor jailed for ‘false news’ and insulting a police officer Along with her mother and sister, was attacked by mob with connivance of police ‘Today’s verdict is yet another crushing blow for the...

Mar 17 2021 4:58 pm
Japan: Court ruling on same-sex marriage ban is 'groundbreaking'

First-ever ruling on marriage equality in Japan finds current ban unconstitutional Ruling comes after lawsuit brought by three same-sex couples for psychological damage ‘Japan has been lagging behind’...

Mar 17 2021 8:06 am
Papa New Guinea: Australia and New Zealand efforts 'woefully inadequate' amid COVID-19 surge

Global inequalities in vaccine access spiraling out of control. Countries such as Papua New Guinea will continue to be at the back of the queue for limited supplies of vaccines ‘A combination of an...

Mar 16 2021 7:52 pm
UK: Dominic Raab 'sacrifices' human rights for trade deals

‘Trade is obviously important to all nations, but the Foreign Secretary shouldn’t be throwing human right defenders to the wolves like this’ – Kate Allen Responding to an audio recording of the...

Mar 16 2021 3:52 pm
UK: India will be 'real test' of foreign policy under new strategy

‘The UK needs to go beyond fine phrases and take a principled stand’ - Kate Allen Responding to the UK government’s publication today of an Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and...

Mar 16 2021 12:43 pm
Amnesty International UK Media Awards 2021 finalists announced

Amnesty International has today (16 March) revealed the Amnesty UK Media Awards 2021 finalists, a prestigious set of awards that have now been running for 29 years. The winners of this year’s awards...

Mar 15 2021 5:34 pm
UK: Policing bill will normalise 'dangerous over-policing' of peaceful protest

‘This bill is liable to makes the scenes we saw at Clapham Common the new normal’ - Kate Allen Urgent Campaign launched to halt Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill Amnesty International is...

Mar 14 2021 7:19 pm
UK: Met's action at Clapham a sharp reminder to MPs to resist temptation to give police more powers

Responding to this weekend’s excessive clampdown on peaceful protests and the passage of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in Parliament over the next two days, Kate Allen, Director of...