human rights

  • January 20, 2017

    As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office to become the next president of the United States later today, Amnesty International is pressing him and his administration to protect human rights in the USA and abroad.

  • January 19, 2017

    A rally will be held in Belfast on Saturday 21 January, as part of a wave of international action timed to take place on the first day of Donald Trump's Presidency.

  • January 16, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded  to the execution yesterday of three men accused of killing three police officers in Bahrain.

  • January 15, 2017

     The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch said  in launching its World Report 2017

  • January 12, 2017

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International warned that the fate of the remaining detainees must not be left in the hands of the incoming president, Donald Trump.

  • November 23, 2016

    An executive decree issued yesterday by the Turkish authorities has ordered the permanent closure of 375 non-governmental organisations under state of emergency powers.

  • November 22, 2016

    The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior UN officials said yesterday (21 , lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action and more funding to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

  • November 10, 2016

    Statelessness robs individuals of their identity and their most fundamental human rights, acknowledged a webinar on Global Action Plan to End Statelessness on 4 November 2016. The webinar was organised by World Council of Churches to assess the work achieved since the launch of the #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness by the UNHCR in 2014.

  • October 27, 2016

    Pakistan’s interior ministry yesterday handed down a so-called ‘black warrant’ confirming that it plans to hang Imdad Ali, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, next Wednesday.

  • October 7, 2016

    The closure of eight independent news and current affairs-focused TV channels effectively ends critical television news reporting in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch. The channels are among 23 television and radio stations reported by the media to face closure on the basis of a Turkish government decree.