Jul 23 2018 10:14 am
UK: Javid signals a 'huge backward step' on death penalty with reported letter
Amnesty International UK has reacted with dismay to reports in the Daily Telegraph this morning (23 July) that Britain has abandoned its blanket opposition to the death penalty. The daily newspaper ha...
Jul 22 2018 10:38 pm
MAJOR CROSS-PARTY PRESSURE ON UK GOVERNMENT TO PRIORITISE ABORTION REFORM
“We will not accept our rights being sacrificed for political expediency” - Grainne Teggart Following the publication of a letter signed by 173 parliamentarians from political parties in Ireland and t...
Jul 22 2018 11:25 am
Theresa May must listen to cross-party pressure on abortion reform
Following the publication of a letter to the leaders - signed by 173 parliamentarians from political parties in Ireland and the UK – that calls on the UK Government to reform Northern Ireland’s restri...
Jul 20 2018 12:31 pm
Iraq: internet cut to stop protesters posting images of security force attacks
Disabling of internet in south of country occurred shortly before security forces used live ammunition and tear gas against people protesting about unemployment ‘They cut off the internet so they can...
Jul 19 2018 3:20 pm
UK: Windrush review fails to address 'hostile' immigration policy
Responding to the Government’s publication of the terms of reference for its lessons learned review into the events leading up to Windrush, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and...
Jul 19 2018 11:40 am
UK: Police need more training and resources to respond to hate crime
Responding to the report released today by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary that revealed “significant problems” faced by police in England and Wales in responding to hate crime, Kerry Mosco...
Jul 19 2018 6:56 am
Amnesty issues warning to European Union to not repeat cruel human rights failures of Australian refugee policy
Amnesty International today issued a stark warning to the European Union to not repeat Australia’s notorious policy of detaining refugees and people seeking asylum in horrific offshore detention centr...
Jul 18 2018 5:40 pm
Northern Ireland: pressure on UK Government to amend same-sex marriage law welcomed
Conor McGinn MP tables Northern Ireland amendment to marriages and civil partnership bill ‘This could be the start of Westminster finally treating same-sex couples in Northern Ireland as equal citizen...
Jul 18 2018 2:45 pm
Turkey: End of state of emergency not enough to reverse "suffocating" crackdown
The state of emergency in Turkey - declared in July 2016 as a temporary measure following the failed coup attempt – will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the day today. Responding to the a...
Jul 17 2018 3:41 pm
Syria: 'beyond cynical' of Putin to focus on Raqqa deaths in Fox News interview
‘Russia has been instrumental in obstructing accountability for such crimes’ - Lynn Maalouf Responding to a Vladimir Putin interview on Fox News yesterday in which the Russian president sought to turn...