Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
May 22 2019 1:57 pm
Turkey: Charges against Osman Kavala 'must be dropped
In response to a decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court to reject an application by civil society leader Osman Kavala to end his continued pre-trial detention on the grounds that it is in violation...
May 22 2019 10:04 am
UK: UN Special Rapporteur report into poverty must be a 'wake-up call'
Responding to the report into extreme poverty and human rights in the UK released today by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Allan Hogarth...
May 21 2019 5:14 pm
USA: volunteer who gave food and water to migrants in desert faces 20 years in jail
Dr Scott Warren to go on trial next week for ‘harbouring’ migrants in Arizona ‘Providing humanitarian aid is never a crime’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas Amnesty International has sent an open letter to the a...
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...