Jul 11 2019 1:01 am
South Korea: Criminalisation of sex between men in military is 'devastating' - new report
Gay and trans soldiers in South Korea face violence, harassment and discrimination due to the criminalisation of consensual sex between men in the military, Amnesty International said today in a new r...
Jul 10 2019 3:05 pm
Northern Ireland: Progress on historical child abuse compensation welcomed
Amnesty International UK has welcomed today’s recommendation by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that compensation for victims of Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) should progress as quickly...
Jul 10 2019 11:48 am
Philippines: 'Vital' UN vote on Duterte government's deadly war on drugs
The UN’s top human rights body will tomorrow (Thursday 11 July) vote on a resolution to address serious human rights violations and crimes under international law committed in the Philippine governmen...
Jul 10 2019 1:00 am
TripAdvisor staff urged to speak out over Israel settlements - open letter
Letter comes after TripAdvisor appears to deny any responsibility in listing properties in settlements The US travel company promotes more than 70 attractions, tours, restaurants, cafés, hotels and re...
Jul 9 2019 6:28 pm
Northern Ireland: same-sex marriage to be legalised and UK must legislate on ending abortion ban
MPs vote through landmark bill which extends equal marriage to Northern Ireland and forces UK Government to legislate for abortion reform ‘Today’s a day for the history books’ - Patrick Corrigan Today...
Jul 9 2019 7:16 am
Hong Kong: Carrie Lam's vague words fall short
Responding to remarks by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday that the controversial Extradition Bill is “dead” and that there would be no high-level independent investigation into the re...
Jul 8 2019 3:26 pm
Turkey: Refugee stranded in airport for six weeks at risk of imminent deportation
Mohamed Ajlani Younes, a Palestinian refugee from Syria, is at risk of imminent deportation after being stranded in Turkey’s Istanbul Airport for more than six weeks, Amnesty International reported to...
Jul 8 2019 1:02 pm
DRC: Bosco Ntaganda conviction provides long-awaited justice for victims of 'grotesque' crimes
Following today’s International Criminal Court conviction of Bosco Ntaganda, former leader of an armed opposition group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for war crimes and crimes against humanity,...
Jul 8 2019 11:17 am
UK's surveillance powers to be considered by Europe's highest human rights court
European Court of Human Rights’ Grand Chamber to consider UK’s bulk surveillance powers for first time ‘We need to be protected from intrusive and over-powerful states that think nothing of secretly h...
Jul 8 2019 1:01 am
Philippines: Duterte’s ‘large-scale murdering enterprise’ amounts to crimes against humanity
Three years on, extrajudicial executions by police remain rampant Amnesty International is calling for urgent investigation into Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” Police in the Philippines are operat...