Mar 30 2020 4:39 pm
UK: abortion pill measures 'a huge relief' - must now be adopted in Northern Ireland

New measures allowing women in England to take abortion pills at home as part of Covid-19 response were published and then withdrawn last week Department of Health has confirmed new guidelines now...

Mar 30 2020 4:08 pm
Hungary: New coronavirus law 'bestows unlimited powers' on Orbán government

Viktor Orbán's Government can rule by decree People could face five years in jail for infringing sweeping new powers 'This bill creates an indefinite and uncontrolled state of emergency' - David Vig...

Mar 30 2020 3:10 pm
UK: Government must ensure release of all vulnerable prisoners following early release of inmates in Northern Ireland

Following moves by governments in Northern Ireland and Scotland to consider the early release of some prisoners as part of coronavirus prevention measures, Amnesty International UK is calling on the...

Mar 30 2020 2:33 pm
UK: Domestic abuse services call for urgent support for migrant victims blocked from safety, healthcare and refuges

Coronavirus putting increasing strain on specialist domestic abuse services which are ‘falling apart at the seams’ and already ‘having to close doors’ Domestic abuse services and human rights...

Mar 30 2020 1:43 pm
Turkey: Imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders at risk of coronavirus must urgently be released

Amnesty and a number of other organisations have released a joint statement Calls on Turkish government to release innocent prisoners as well as those vulnerable to the virus, including the elderly...

Mar 29 2020 10:21 am
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe prison leave extended - Amnesty renews calls to 'end ordeal'

Responding to news that the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her temporary release from Tehran’s Evin Prison extended by two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, Kate Allen, Amnesty...

Mar 27 2020 6:54 pm
USA: Trump 'cynically abusing' coronavirus crisis to suspend environmental regulations

Responding to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement it would indefinitely suspend enforcement of environmental laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard Pearshouse, Amnesty...

Mar 27 2020 2:44 pm
Hungary: Emergency coronavirus law must not give Orbán 'indefinite and uncontrolled' powers

People could face five years in jail for infringing sweeping new powers Viktor Orbán has previously curtailed human rights and stoked hostility towards marginalised groups ‘This new law must not...

Mar 27 2020 12:36 pm
Cambodia: overcrowded prisons are 'ticking time bomb'

Coronavirus could sweep through squalid prisons and drug ‘rehabilitation’ centres Country’s largest jail five times over capacity, with prisoners sleeping on their sides Authorities reportedly...

Mar 25 2020 6:33 pm
USA: Coronavirus doesn't give states the right to limit abortion access

As Texas moves to aggressively roll back abortion rights as part of its coronavirus response, Amnesty International USA warns against using the pandemic as a cover for an anti-human rights agenda...