Category - Amnesty International

  • April 12, 2017

    Though recent developments in Syria are set to dominate US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to Moscow this week, Amnesty International has called on him to use the opportunity to highlight the dire human rights situation inside Russia.

  • April 10, 2017

    Brendan Cox, husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox, has warned against normalising 'populism' as an accepted movement in modern politis..He said the dangerous rise of the far right can be stopped by Britain's communities standing together against hate.

  • April 4, 2017

    The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment yesterday which paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain's efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, says Amnesty International.

  • March 30, 2017

    Football clubs across the country will be taking part in a weekend of action next month to celebrate the contribution refugees have made to the professional game since the Second World War.

  • March 28, 2017

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and all peaceful protesters detained after the mass anti-corruptiondemonstrations across the country on 26 March must be released immediately, said Amnesty International, after Mr Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

  • March 20, 2017

    The International Labour Organisation's governing body must continue to scrutinise Qatar's record on migrant labour abuse, Amnesty International says, ahead of a crucial 21 March 2017 decision on a complaint brought by trade unions against the Gulf state.

  • March 10, 2017

    A commitment to deliver equal marriage must be a litmus test for any new Northern Ireland government, campaigners said yesterday (9 March 2017) at a press conference in Belfast.

  • March 3, 2017

    The release this week of a man held incommunicado for more than six months after his apparent abduction by security forces is a step forward, but Bangladeshi authorities need to immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of two other men held in secret detention, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 28, 2017

    A group of four organisations are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people.

  • February 23, 2017

    .Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world yesterday.