Feb 24 2018 8:29 pm
Eastern Ghouta: Access to humanitarian assistance must be provided without delay
“It shouldn’t require a ceasefire for starving civilians to be allowed life-saving assistance and protection from being deliberately bombarded.” Sherine Tadros Security Council must ensure attacks on...
Feb 23 2018 4:24 pm
South Sudan: UN report on atrocities should 'jolt the world into action'
UN findings include accounts of soldiers castrating men, gang-raping women and forcing children to watch their mothers being raped Responding to today’s UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan re...
Feb 23 2018 1:18 pm
United Nations: Northern Ireland abortion laws violate human rights of women
Amnesty International has welcomed a report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women published today, which finds the United Kingdom responsible for “grave”’...
Feb 23 2018 11:56 am
Philippines: Detained Duterte critic must be freed immediately
The Philippines government must immediately drop all charges and release prisoner of conscience Senator Leila de Lima, an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, Amnesty International said ahea...
Feb 22 2018 6:49 pm
USA: directive to State Department on women's reproductive rights condemned
It’s a ‘transparent attempt’ to ‘deprioritise reproductive rights’ - Tarah Demant Responding to reports that the US State Department’s human rights bureau has received an official directive to remove...
Feb 22 2018 9:44 am
Brexit bill set to 'substantially reduce rights in the UK', Amnesty annual report warns
The EU Withdrawal Bill is set to significantly reduce human rights protections in the UK, Amnesty International warned today, while a rush to sign new trade deals means there is a growing risk the UK...
Feb 21 2018 12:58 pm
Bahrain: new five-year jail sentence for activist Nabeel Rajab is 'shameful'
The already-jailed activist has been given latest jail term for tweeting about human rights violations in Bahrain and Yemen ‘The conviction of Nabeel Rajab today is a slap in the face to justice’ - He...
Feb 21 2018 12:13 pm
Amnesty welcomes Diane Abbott speech on 'unfair' refugee family reunion rules
MPs urged to vote for change on current restrictive and unfair rules In a speech today, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott announced that the Labour Party’s immigration policy will uphold respect for...
Feb 20 2018 4:26 pm
Syria: 'flagrant war crimes' being committed in Eastern Ghouta
International community still failing to act as ‘war crimes on an epic scale’ unfold in the besieged suburb of Damascus ‘The Syrian government, with the backing of Russia, is intentionally targeting i...
Feb 19 2018 12:10 pm
Protest for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as Iranian minister set to visit UK
Husband Richard Ratcliffe will attempt to deliver letters to embassy Campaigners with ‘Free Nazanin’ placards will attend Campaigners will stage a protest on behalf of the jailed UK-Iranian woman Naza...