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Jan 12 2021 3:41 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty calls for Mother and Baby Homes inquiry in NI

Amnesty and former residents unite in call for NI inquiry as Irish Government publishes 3,000-page investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes in Republic of Ireland ‘Northern Ireland must now...

Jan 12 2021 11:15 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Warning over 2,500 migrants trapped in 'bitterly cold temperatures'

As many as 2,500 people - including 900 residents of a temporary makeshift camp - remain without basic shelter in perilously cold conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the authorities failed to...

Jan 11 2021 4:17 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes legal action against government to ensure abortion services

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission commences legal case against UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive Amnesty International has welcomed the start of legal action by the Northern Ireland...

Jan 10 2021 11:59 pm
USA: Joe Biden must close Guantánamo - new report

Joe Biden pledged to close the camp as Vice-President 40 people still held - many who were ‘cleared for release’ years ago ‘This is about … crimes under international law committed over the past 19...

Jan 7 2021 10:08 am
Northern Ireland: First and deputy First Minister must raise concerns over Hong Kong arrests with Chinese consul general

Around 50 Hong Kong opposition figures arrested Activist Gwyneth Ho, who gave the Amnesty International Northern Ireland annual lecture four weeks ago, amongst those arrested Amnesty International has...

Jan 7 2021 8:27 am
USA: 'Moment of reckoning' as President Trump incites violence at the Capitol

President Trump’s rejection of the U.S. election results, and incitement of his supporters has “fanned the flames of the chaos and violence”, Amnesty International said following last night’s breach...

Jan 6 2021 5:33 pm
USA: Trump should grant clemency to federal death row prisoners

Three executions scheduled in four days next week, with Lisa Montgomery set to be first woman executed by federal authorities in 67 years Trump administration has pursued more federal executions than...

Jan 6 2021 11:30 am
Israel: denying Covid-19 vaccine to Palestinians is 'institutionalised discrimination'

Israel has ensured fast roll-out of vaccines for its own population Nearly five million Palestinians living under occupation excluded from jabs ‘There could hardly be a better illustration of how...

Jan 6 2021 8:09 am
Hong Kong: Mass arrest of poll organisers as security law is weaponised to silence criticism

Responding to the arrest of around 50 Hong Kong opposition figures this morning for violation of the controversial national security law over their organisation and participation in an alternative...

Jan 5 2021 5:31 pm
Northern Ireland: Abortion services cease at South Eastern Trust following Health Department failure

More than a third of million people affected across County Antrim and County Down Health Minister’s failure to commission services and provide funding is forcing vital abortion care to a halt Women...