Amnesty International

  • 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. 

  • November 11, 2015

    David Cameron must use a key meeting of EU and African leaders in Malta today (11 November) to urge international cooperation on establishing safe and legal routes for refugees and to commit the UK to taking its fair share of those already in Europe, says Amnesty International.

  • October 13, 2015

    Amnesty International has released an eight-point plan to tackle the multiple refugee crises,describing the response of world leaders as a "catastrophic moral failure".

  • October 12, 2015

    Same-sex marriage is coming to Northern Ireland. That is the message which a pioneering New York legislator brought to Belfast in a keynote speech to campaigners.

  • October 8, 2015

    A new report from Amnesty International has called for suspension of the transfer of arms used in attacks on Yemen and an investigation into Saudi Arabian violations.