Category - police

  • November 7, 2017

    Despite a surge in the number of children sharing or possessing sexual images of themselves or others, the number facing charges in these cases has more than halved, with the new outcome 21 enabling police to deal with offences without criminalising children.

  • October 31, 2017

    The Independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody by Dame Elish Angiolini has been published by the Home Office.

  • October 30, 2017

    Amnesty International has welcomed a decision by the High Court in Belfast to overturn a decision by the Police Service of Northern Ireland not to take further steps to identify and prosecute those responsible for the torture of the 'Hooded Men'.

  • October 25, 2017

    An investigation by French authorities has found convincing evidence that police used excessive force and committed other abuses against child and adult migrants in Calais.

  • August 7, 2017

    Arrests of children in England and Wales have fallen by 64 per cent in the last six years.

  • June 29, 2017

    A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a violent police campaign of harassment and intimidation against activists.

  • June 23, 2017

    Amnesty International has called for improved training for police into how to deal with hate crime and for a review of the hate crime legal framework as it publishes a new briefing Against Hate: Tackling hate crime in the UK.

  • February 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.

  • December 8, 2016

    A new report from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) show that fromJuly 2016 up to early autumn, at least 87 people have been killed and more than 9,000 injured in clashes between Indian authorities and protesters across the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • November 3, 2016

    Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including  beatings, electric shocks – and have even used pliers on one man's testicles – to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.