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Jun 22 2022 12:18 pm
Rights Removal Bill is 'giant leap backwards' for ordinary people

Responding to the introduction of the Government’s controversial Bill of Rights which will be laid before the Commons for the first time today, Amnesty said it would strip the public of its ‘most...

Jun 21 2022 1:27 pm
Northern Ireland: new abortion statistics 'represent journeys no-one should be forced to make'

New statistics for England and Wales show extent of forced journeys to access abortion services ‘Abortion healthcare should be accessible to all who need it, close to home’ - Grainne Teggart...

Jun 21 2022 10:54 am
Amnesty UK announces appointment of Sacha Deshmukh as permanent Chief Executive

Amnesty International UK is delighted to today announce the appointment of Sacha Deshmukh as its permanent Chief Executive. Deshmukh has been acting as interim Chief Executive of the human rights...

Jun 20 2022 4:37 pm
Ukraine: 'historic victory' for women's rights as Istanbul Convention ratified

‘This decision could not be more timely amid disturbing reports and allegations of sexual violence against Ukrainian women in Russian-occupied territories’ - Agnès Callamard Responding to a vote in...

Jun 17 2022 3:21 pm
Rwanda: Commonwealth leaders must call on UK to end 'cruel and racist' refugee deal

With Commonwealth leaders due to meet in Kigali on 20-25 June, Amnesty calls for ‘firm and clear stand’ ‘By trying to dump asylum-seekers in Rwanda, the UK government is shirking its international...

Jun 17 2022 11:17 am
Turkey: Amnesty names Osman Kavala and 'Gezi 7' prisoners of conscience

Prominent philanthropist and human rights defender sentenced to life, six co-defendants given 18-year jail terms ‘Turkey’s judicial system has become a repressive tool to silence dissent’ - Agnès...

Jun 17 2022 10:48 am
UK/US: Home Secretary’s certification of Assange extradition puts him at risk

Responding to the news that the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has certified Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty...

Jun 16 2022 4:54 pm
Brazil: murder of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira must be thoroughly investigated

Responding to news that the bodies of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous Peoples expert Bruno Pereira have been found in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Jurema Werneck, Executive Director...

Jun 16 2022 3:53 pm
Northern Ireland: Call to end ‘dangerous’ spit hood use amid fears Chief Constable plans to make them permanent

Spit hoods were ‘temporarily’ introduced in March 2020 as an emergency Covid measure Human rights and children’s groups say spit hoods may be unlawful Police Service of Northern Ireland refusing to...

Jun 16 2022 12:33 pm
Tanzania: Forceful eviction of Indigenous Maasai People for tourist development must be halted immediately

More than 70,000 Indigenous Maasai people in Loliondo at risk of being displaced Security forces have shot at protesters with live ammunition and used teargas ‘This unlawful forced eviction is...