Mar 23 2020 4:23 pm
UK: Coronavirus bill must put human rights at centre of response - new briefing
UK Parliament today will debate the emergency Coronavirus Bill Amnesty is calling on the Government to ensure human rights are at the centre of all efforts 'These are extraordinary times, which requir...
Mar 23 2020 3:24 pm
New abortion pill measures a 'necessary step' - must extend to Northern Ireland
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has approved new measures allowing women to take both abortion pills at home as part of Covid-19 response Amnesty International UK is calling for the measures to be exten...
Mar 20 2020 6:30 pm
Call for release of at-risk prisoners amid coronavirus crisis
Prisoners already held in inhumane conditions in overcrowded jails Booker-shortlisted novelist Ahdaf Soueif among those arrested after protests this wee k Amid rising fears over the spread of coronavi...
Mar 20 2020 4:49 pm
Qatar: migrant workers in overcrowded camps at grave risk from COVID-19
Workers in Doha’s Industrial Area reportedly in lockdown Social distancing impossible in cramped, unsanitary accommodation camps ‘Migrant workers trapped in camps … are at particular risk of exposure...
Mar 20 2020 12:06 pm
India: execution of Delhi bus murderers won't end violence against women
INDIA: EXECUTION OF DELHI BUS MURDERERS WON’T END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN First executions in India in nearly five years Expert committee had previously warned against death penalty in sexual offence c...
Mar 19 2020 4:20 pm
UK: Emergency powers must protect the most vulnerable
The Government has set out new emergency powers in its Coronavirus Bill ‘Amnesty will be closely monitoring the progression and implementation of the Bill to ensure that the response remains proportio...
Mar 19 2020 2:14 pm
Iran: prisoner pardons welcome, but hundreds more who should be free remain in jail
Responding to an announcement yesterday by the Iranian authorities that pardons will be granted to prisoners convicted of “security” offences who have a five-year prison sentence or less, and that tho...
Mar 19 2020 2:04 pm
UK: Windrush report 'paints disturbing picture' of decades of harmful Home Office policy and practice
Amnesty urges the Government to act on recommendations from the review ‘The recent Immigration Bill does nothing to address the continued injustice, racism and harm caused by the immigration system’ –...
Mar 18 2020 5:15 pm
USA: ban on asylum-seekers from Mexico due to coronavirus is 'fear-mongering'
Trump administration reportedly considering new restrictions Amnesty, Human Rights First and Physicians for Human Rights have written to governors and health officials in 13 states Move ‘has nothing t...
Mar 18 2020 4:52 pm
UK: Military prosecutions bill will have a "devastating impact on reputation of armed forces"
Responding to the introduction of a bill which would restrict prosecutions for offences committed by British soldiers in conflicts overseas, Kate Allen, Amnesty UK Director, said: “Placing soldiers ab...