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Mar 23 2021 4:34 pm
Sri Lanka: Landmark UN resolution led by UK is crucial turning point for justice

Resolution was led by UK along with Canada, Germany, Malawi, Montenegro and North Macedonia Amnesty estimates more than 60,000 people disappeared during 30-year conflict which ended in horrific...

Mar 23 2021 10:38 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes Secretary of State action on abortion

Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of regulations at Westminster to give the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services. Grainne...

Mar 23 2021 12:00 am
Lebanon: Syrian refugees subjected to same shocking torture techniques used in Assad's jails - new report

Interrogators using ‘same horrors employed in Syrian prisons’ against refugees expressing political opposition to Syrian government In some cases trials of those detained delayed for up to two years...

Mar 21 2021 11:59 pm
Qatar: letter to FIFA boss calls for 'urgent and concrete action' on workers' rights

Four-page letter to Gianni Infantino comes ahead of World Cup qualifiers this week FIFA reminded of responsibilities under global business and human rights standards ‘FIFA has an opportunity to help...

Mar 19 2021 5:18 pm
Facebook's reported plans on Instagram for under-13s pose human rights threat

Advertising companies already gather huge amounts of data on young children ‘Facebook poses one of the biggest threats when it comes to children's privacy’ - Rasha Abdul-Rahim In response to reports...

Mar 19 2021 2:15 pm
Turkey: Outrageous arrest of lawyer makes mockery of Erdogan's 'human rights reforms'

Öztürk Türkdoğan, president of Turkey’s Human Rights Organisation, arrested this morning Responding to the arrest today of Öztürk Türkdoğan, the president of Turkey’s Human Rights Organisation, Esther...

Mar 19 2021 10:56 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes Westminster action on abortion services

Responding to reports that the Northern Ireland Office is to make regulations to give the Secretary of State the powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland. Grainne...

Mar 19 2021 8:44 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty raises questions for PSNI Chief Constable ahead of Assembly meeting on press freedom

“No-one ever seems to be arrested and prosecuted for these threats. The Chief Constable must explain why” – Patrick Corrigan Amnesty International has written to the Northern Ireland Assembly All...

Mar 19 2021 6:01 am
China: Uyghur children sent to 'orphan camps' in Xinjiang

Uyghurs in exile in Italy, Turkey and elsewhere discover their children in China have been sent to ‘orphan camps’ Other relatives in Xinjiang targeted and unable to look after the children Orphan...

Mar 18 2021 1:49 pm
UK: Home Office's offshore refugees plan is 'utterly reckless'

Responding to reports that the Home Secretary is considering sending people seeking asylum in the UK to be processed in countries or overseas territories deemed “safe”, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Refugee...