Apr 17 2018 9:59 am
Three-quarters of young people worried Brexit will diminish human rights
‘Young people in Britain care about their rights and don’t want to see them taken away because of Brexit’ – Kate Allen 79% of young people concerned to be left with fewer rights 75% of young people co...
Apr 17 2018 9:54 am
Amnesty International 'Ambassador of Conscience Award' 2018
Amnesty International will announce the recipient of its ‘Ambassador Conscience Award’ for 2018 on Saturday 21 April. The award will be officially presented at a ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
Apr 16 2018 5:17 pm
Syria: UN urged to set up investigation team after OPCW blocked on Douma
‘While the OPCW’s work is imperative in establishing whether a chemical attack took place in Douma, that is not sufficient to ensure accountability for victims and prevent repetition of such crimes’ -...
Apr 16 2018 12:50 pm
Spain: ‘Blatant misuse’ of terrorism charges in bar brawl trial must be dropped
Terrorism charges against eight people involved in a bar brawl in Northern Spain in 2016 must be dropped and the incident investigated in line with ordinary criminal procedure, Amnesty International s...
Apr 16 2018 9:28 am
Cuba: End of Castro rule must mark ‘a new era of respect for human rights’
Amnesty International launches new human rights agenda for Cuba This week will mark the end of 60 years of a Castro-led government The end of Raúl Castro’s presidency presents a historic opportunity t...
Apr 14 2018 12:56 pm
Syria: Strikes must not result in further civilian casualties
Responding to reports that the United States, the United Kingdom and France have launched a strike against targets in Syria, Raed Jarrar, advocacy director for Middle East at Amnesty International USA...
Apr 13 2018 3:45 pm
Nigeria: Four years after Chibok girls abduction, government still failing victims of Boko Haram
Responding to the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok , Osai Ojigho, Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “What happened in Chibok should hav...
Apr 13 2018 2:12 pm
Israel must end 'horrifying' use of excessive force against Gaza protesters
After 26 Palestinians killed and thousands injured, Israel must stop using live ammunition against unarmed protesters and properly investigate the military response At least four people have had legs...
Apr 13 2018 11:31 am
Brazil: Authorities must bring those responsible for Marielle Franco’s death to justice
Human rights activist Marielle Franco was shot dead last month in ‘planned’ assassination “Every day that this case remains unsolved the level of risk and uncertainty surrounding human rights defender...
Apr 12 2018 4:55 pm
‘We are not afraid’ - Amnesty Hungary reacts to blacklisting of NGO workers
“We will keep working for those values and human rights that the government forgot a long time ago” - Julia Ivan Responding to news that Hungarian magazine, Figyelő, today published a list of blacklis...