Category - Amnesty International

  • January 12, 2016

    On the 14th anniversary (11 January) of the first detainees being taken to the now notorious US military detention centre at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International repeated its call for the camp’s closure.

  • January 3, 2016

    The Saudi Arabian authorities have demonstrated their utter disregard for human rights and life by executing 47 people in a single day, says Amnesty International.

  • December 23, 2015

    The three-year suspended prison sentence handed down against human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang yesterday (22 December) is a deliberate attempt by the Chinese authorities to shackle a champion of freedom of expression, says Amnesty International.

  • December 17, 2015

    The UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen, say international law experts.

  • December 9, 2015

    Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal, says a new report from Amnesty International.

  • December 2, 2015

    Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell has created a new children’s picture book for Amnesty International, with 16 simple illustrations of the protections contained in the Human Rights Act. The collaboration marks a rare intervention by a laureate in a contentious issue.

  • November 23, 2015

    New border controls implemented almost simultaneously by the governments of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia have caused collective expulsions and discrimination against individuals seen as economic migrants on the basis of their nationality, says Amnesty.

  • November 20, 2015

    Doctors, midwives and health professionals from every region of the world have added their voices to the growing pressure for the decriminalisation of abortion, with 838 from 44 countries signing an open letter to governments, published today by Amnesty International.

  • November 16, 2015

    The arrest of a 22-year-old woman in the city of Temuco in Chile for “consensual abortion” must spur the Chilean authorities on to pass proposed legislation to decriminalise abortion, says Amnesty International.

  • November 13, 2015

    On 12 November, the first day of a three-day visit to London from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amnesty International said  David Cameron needs to do more than unfurl the red carpet for yet another world leader.