Nov 23 2020 3:00 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty criticises PSNI decision to roll out spit hoods despite risk to officers and public

Policing Board has recommended spit hoods are withdrawn from use ‘The decision to roll out spit hoods, rather than withdraw them from use as advised by the Policing Board, is extraordinary.’ - Patrick...

Nov 23 2020 1:49 pm
COVID-19: Oxford vaccine a boost for global access, but inequality fears remain

Oxford/AstraZeneca’s deal for low and middle-income country distribution welcomed Big pharma has responsibility to respect human rights ‘Governments and companies need to start prioritising access for...

Nov 22 2020 1:13 pm
Northern Ireland: Journalist Patricia Devlin threatens legal action against PSNI for failing to investigate threats

Northern Ireland journalist Patricia Devlin has written to the Chief Constable of the PSNI threatening legal action unless he provides assurances that the PSNI will conduct an immediate and effective...

Nov 20 2020 5:09 pm
Egypt: authorities must release activists detained in 'unprecedented' crackdown

(L-R: Mohamed Basheer, Gasser Abdel-Razek and Karim Ennarah; credit: Amnesty International/EIPR) Three members of respected Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights group arrested in space of five days...

Nov 20 2020 1:14 pm
Northern Ireland: Police report reveals 'worrying' rate of hate crime

PSNI report outlines that there were 936 racist incidents and 626 racist crimes recorded by the police in the 12 months to the end of March 2020 More than six hate-motivated incidents or crimes...

Nov 20 2020 12:10 pm
Bangladesh: Plan to relocate hundreds of Rohingya to remote island must be dropped

Bay of Bengal silt island not declared safe for human habitation Refugees in Cox’s Bazar say they’ve been coerced into registering for relocation ‘The Bangladeshi authorities must let the UN carry out...

Nov 19 2020 5:10 pm
Northern Ireland: Civil society groups brief Biden Transition Team on Brexit threat to human rights and equality

Briefing note for the Biden-Harris Transition Team: Brexit and the protection of the Good Friday Agreement, human rights and equality laws in Northern Ireland Representatives of civic society groups...

Nov 19 2020 4:36 pm
USA: State Department's attack on BDS movement violates free speech

Announcement came during Mike Pompeo visit to Israeli settlement in West Bank Designation ‘process comes across as particularly hypocritical and deceitful coming from an administration that has...

Nov 17 2020 11:59 pm
Qatar: 'much more' needed on migrant workers rights ahead of World Cup - new report

World Cup 2022 kicks off in two years’ time with reforms still failing to address full extent of abuses Letter to FA urges pressure on FIFA to actively tackle labour abuses after past failings ‘Qatar...

Nov 17 2020 11:22 am
Saudi Arabia/UK: letter to PM calls for action on jailed women activists ahead of G20

Kate Allen letter says UK should use ‘platform’ of summit to call for women’s release Right-to-drive campaigners Loujain al-Hathloul and Nassima al-Sada among 13 on trial for their activism ‘My mother...