Mar 1 2024 9:15 pm
UK: Prime Minister's speech about peaceful protests is 'deeply worrying'

In response to Rishi Sunak’s speech today, Ilyas Nagdee, Amnesty International UK’s Racial Justice Director, said: “The overwhelmingly peaceful protests about mass atrocities in Gaza must not be...

Mar 1 2024 5:25 pm
UK: British-Palestinian surgeon Dr Ghassan Abu Sittah in conversation - London event

The prominent British-Palestinian plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Ghassan Abu Sittah will be in conversation at an Amnesty International UK event in London on Wednesday 27 March (19:30-20:45)...

Mar 1 2024 2:49 pm
Hong Kong: Transgender activist in danger of being sent back to mainland China

Lai Ke was detained in a psychiatric centre throughout her sentence and denied access to vital medicines ‘Time is of the essence to prevent Lai Ke from being unlawfully deported to mainland China’ -...

Feb 29 2024 12:35 pm
UK: Government must end 'immoral' policy of refusing to process asylum claims

Latest Home Office statistics show number of unresolved cases stands at 128,786 Government’s three-year-long refusal to process asylum claims is at root of serious problems with the system Tragic...

Feb 29 2024 9:51 am
PM's accusation of 'mob rule' puts right to peaceful protest at risk

In response to the Prime Minister's call for further restrictions on protest, Tom Southerden, Amnesty International UK’s Law and Human Rights Director, said: “Talk of ‘mob rule’ is extremely dangerous...

Feb 28 2024 4:38 pm
Northern Ireland: Troubles Act immunity strike-out proves premise 'not only unjust but unlawful'

The Belfast High Court has today ruled that provisions for conditional immunity from prosecution for Troubles offences in the controversial Troubles Act are not compatible with human rights...

Feb 28 2024 12:36 pm
UK human rights crisis: Olivia Colman film on baby death tragedy from black mould launches 'terrifyingly urgent' rights campaign

Award-winning actors Olivia Colman and Adrian Lester are starring in a gripping new short film released today (Wednesday 28 Febuary) by Amnesty International UK, as the organisation calls attention to...

Feb 28 2024 11:01 am
UK: Secret tribunal on journalist surveillance is 'test case for press freedom'

Investigatory Powers Tribunal for journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey starts today London court hearing looking into claims the two Belfast journalists were secretly monitored by UK...

Feb 27 2024 12:36 pm
Russia: jailing of human rights defender Oleg Orlov condemned

‘Today’s sentencing of Orlov is the result of a sham trial’ - Natalia Zviagina Responding to news that Oleg Orlov, a prominent Russian human rights defender, has been sentenced to two years and eleven...

Feb 27 2024 12:19 pm
UK: Government has trapped people in an 'asylum vortex' causing multiple harms - new briefing

Government’s three-year long refusal to process asylum claims is at root of serious problems with the asylum system Backlog of asylum claims has at its last count risen to 124,461 compared to 29,233...