Oct 1 2020 3:16 pm
Amnesty welcomes EU move to ensure Government respects international law

Amnesty International has welcomed today's announcement by the European Commission that it is initiating legal action against the UK Government as a result of the Internal Market Bill. The UK...

Oct 1 2020 1:27 pm
Amnesty calls for Human Rights Act to be celebrated across UK to mark 20th anniversary

Amnesty International UK today called for the Human Rights Act to be celebrated all over the country to mark the 20th anniversary of the Act coming into force. The Act has been essential to the big...

Oct 1 2020 11:55 am
UK: Offshore asylum processing proposal 'entirely inhumane'

‘For too long the Home Office has done its worst business behind closed doors’ – Kate Allen Responding to news that the UK Government is considering plans to create offshore asylum processing...

Sep 30 2020 6:55 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2020: For Sama, ITV, Daily Mirror, Sunday Telegraph and BBC News Arabic amongst winners

Prestigious Amnesty Media Awards 2020 winners announced 5 Live, The Impartial Reporter and BBC World Service also awarded top spots Entry for the 2021 awards now open ‘These awards recognise truly...

Sep 29 2020 7:40 am
USA: concerns over tech giant Palantir involvement in immigration enforcement

Technology firm provided services which led to separation of child migrants from parents Palantir has contract with NHS to facilitate Covid-19 datastore ‘The UK public have a right to know what sort...

Sep 29 2020 7:27 am
India: Amnesty International hounded out of country as government freezes accounts

Two-year campaign of harassment culminates in bank account freeze ‘This is an egregious and shameful act by the Indian Government’ - Julie Verhaar Amnesty International has today (Tuesday 29 September...

Sep 28 2020 10:03 am
Michaela Coel, Gary Lineker, Olivia Colman, Kate Moss, Emma Thompson, Adrian Lester, Gwendoline Christie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Helen Mirren amongst 70 stars to sign letter urging PM to reunite refugee families

Celebrities call to make safe and legal routes available so that fewer people will feel compelled to make dangerous Channel crossings Sir Patrick Stewart, Adwoa Aboah, Neil Gaiman, Richard Curtis and...

Sep 24 2020 5:32 pm
Iran: four men sentenced to have fingers amputated for theft

The men - from West Azerbaijan province - were tortured into making false confessions More than 100 people have suffered amputation punishments in recent years ‘Carrying out such unspeakably inhumane...

Sep 24 2020 1:06 pm
UK: Amnesty issues stark warning over Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill

Responding to the introduction of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill in Parliament today which could see MI5 agents and other Government bodies legally authorised to commit...

Sep 23 2020 11:55 pm
Libya: EU must stop 'collaborating' with horrific abuse of refugees - new report

EU-supported Libyan Coast Guard intercepted more than 8,000 people in Mediterranean so far this year, forcing them back to high-risk Libya Testimony from more than 30 refugees and migrants provides...