Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
May 20 2019 4:53 pm
Malawi elections: country must end impunity for killings and mutilation of people with albinism
Malawi’s elections will take place in the context of longstanding criminal justice failures and widespread impunity for the killing of people with albinism, Amnesty International said today. Tomorrow...
May 20 2019 3:08 pm
'Encouraging' appointment of UN Human Rights Ambassador welcomed
Responding to the news that Rita French has been appointed to the newly-created role as the UK’s Ambassador for Human Rights, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “The appointment o...
May 17 2019 5:49 pm
Syria: at least 15 hospitals targeted in Idlib and Hama since beginning of May
UN Security Council addressing issue today Attacks in region have led to the displacement of at least 180,000 people ‘This is part of a well-established pattern targeting medical facilities’ - Lynn Ma...
May 17 2019 3:40 pm
Northern Ireland: Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan makes same-sex marriage plea ahead of Belfast march
Thousands to march in Belfast tomorrow to call for equal marriage legislation Sara Canning, Lyra McKee’s partner, to address rally at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 18 May “ The LGBTQ community in Nort...
May 17 2019 2:24 pm
UK's torture record 'rightly criticised' by United Nations
Amnesty International has said the United Nations has “rightly criticised” the UK’s record on combatting torture today. In its “concluding observations” over the UK’s record, the UN’s expert Committee...
May 17 2019 10:00 am
Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage after historic bill passes
Responding to the news that lawmakers in Taiwan have passed a law that will see the island become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, Annie Huang, Acting Director of Amnesty Interna...
May 17 2019 9:17 am
TUC reveals 'shocking' levels of workplace sexual harassment faced by LGBT people
In response to ground-breaking research published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) today (17 May), which reveals the extent of workplace sexual harassment and assault experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bi...
May 17 2019 9:10 am
Northern Ireland: Lyra McKee's partner makes equal marriage appeal to Prime Minister ahead of Belfast March
Thousands to march in Belfast for marriage equality on Saturday Sara Canning to address rally at Belfast City Hall “Couples like Lyra and I should not have to wait a day longer for the law to recognis...
May 16 2019 6:19 pm
Iran: proposed law could see those facing death sentences denied lawyers
MPs to vote on denying lawyers to those held on ‘national security’ grounds First 20 days of investigation without a lawyer could be prolonged ‘If passed by MPs it would be a crushing blow to Iran’s a...
May 16 2019 12:35 pm
Libya: new evidence of possible war crimes during Haftar's Tripoli offensive
Three residential districts of Tripoli hit by indiscriminate rocket salvoes, with at least five civilians killed Tajoura migrant detention centre subjected to attacks on 7 and 10 May, while migrants i...