Nov 6 2019 1:16 pm
Philippines: vice president's war on drugs role 'empty gesture' without halt to killings
Leni Robredo has accepted job after criticising Duterte’s bloodthirsty approach Thousands already killed in state-sanctioned violence amounting to crimes against humanity ‘Vice President Robredo must...
Nov 6 2019 10:27 am
Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests unlawful, court rules
Responding to a High Court judgment that has found the Metropolitan Police force’s use of a Section 14 order to ban protests connected to Extinction Rebellion in London last month was unlawful, Kate A...
Nov 5 2019 4:42 pm
Israel: deportation of Human Rights Watch's Director 'cowardly'
Omar Shakir could now be forced out of country in 20 days’ time Last week, an Amnesty staff member was banned from travelling out of West Bank ‘The world must not stay silent in the face of this trave...
Nov 5 2019 4:15 pm
USA: Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement is 'monstrous'
Millions of lives at risk, yet US president appears to be pursuing ‘personal agenda’ of promoting fossil fuels for domestic votes ‘He is wilfully vandalising global attempts to save humanity’ - Kumi N...
Nov 5 2019 2:57 pm
Northern Ireland: ‘historic day’ as Parliament passes child abuse redress bill
Approximately 5,000 people may be eligible for compensation in recognition of institutional abuse suffered in care homes ‘We salute the victims and survivors who have courageously led this campaign’ -...
Nov 5 2019 2:34 pm
Maldives: Human rights group shut down for ‘slandering Islam’
Closure comes after threats against NGO’s staff by religious hardliners ‘The Maldives Democracy Network is being punished for exercising its legitimate right to freedom of expression’ - Dinushika Diss...
Nov 3 2019 6:00 pm
Bangladesh: hundreds killed in 'war on drugs' - new report
More than one killing a day in past 18 months, with people typically ‘disappeared’ by authorities before bodies later found Authorities accused of fabricating evidence, framing people supposedly kille...
Nov 1 2019 3:22 pm
Lebanon: army using excessive force against protesters
Live ammunition used against protesters in northern city of Tripoli One protester describes moment he was shot four times in the stomach ‘Authorities must adopt a zero-tolerance stance to any excessiv...
Nov 1 2019 12:28 pm
World's largest letter-writing campaign launches to support young people facing human rights abuses
Millions of letters will help end abuses against 12 young people People receiving support include volunteers arrested for rescuing refugees in Greece and a young Iranian woman rights activist sentence...
Nov 1 2019 11:12 am
Haiti: Tear gas, water cannons and live ammunition used against protesters
At least 35 people killed during six weeks of anti-government protests Amnesty verifies evidence of police using excessive force indiscriminately Authorities in Haiti must end the unlawful and excessi...