The Methodist Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church have urged the EU to agree carbon cuts of at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2020 and for these cuts to be made without extensive use of offsets.
Amnesty International has teamed up with other human rights organisations to campaign for a stay of execution. The protest concerns Troy Davis who is accused of killing a police officer in the state of Georgia, in the USA.
Sixteen-year-old Esther* is a new mother – her daughter, Emma, is one week old. Esther and Emma live in a makeshift camp for people uprooted by the long-running conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. For women and girls living here, motherhood often results not from the wish to build a family, nor from intimacy, but from rape.
Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland to help the United States in their stated aim of closing Guantanámo Bay by accepting prisoners who have been cleared for release. This would be following the lead of the Republic of Ireland, where the Taoiseach has told CNN in the United States that Ireland would take, 'a proportionate amount, a small number' of freed prisoners.
Amnesty international is urging campaigners to help stop the execution of 128 Iraqis. Amnesty International reports that the Iraqi government plans to execute as many as 128 people in the next couple of weeks.