human rights

  • 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 15, 2015

    International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren in Hebron, occupied Palestine, are facing verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.

  • December 11, 2015

    A UN human rights expert has warned the UN’s drugs agency that it is not doing enough to prevent a global surge in the death penalty for drugs offences.

  • 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 27, 2015

    Despite ever increasing profits from multinational diamond mining operations in the country, Botswana’s Bushman communities continue to suffer.

  • November 16, 2015

    There have been various reactions in London to the horrific attacks in Paris on 13 November, including sorrow, anger and prayer.

  • November 13, 2015

    Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed last weekend's elections as “a significant achievement in Myanmar’s democratic transition”.

  • 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 5, 2015

    Participants in Manilakbayan 2015, called by some the 'Lumad caravan', have come to Manila for a month-long series of activities and protests to bring attention to human rights violations in Lumad communities of the Philippines.

  • November 3, 2015

    Next week's official visit to the UK by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given rise to widespread concern due to his government's record of violence against religious minorities.