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The Millennium Development Goals are failing the world’s poor because governments ignore and abuse their human rights, says Amnesty.
By all means let Catholics welcome the Pope to Britain and fund his visit, says Peter Tatchell. But whether he should be honoured with a State Visit at taxpayer's expense is another matter and raises a wider range of concerns.
The new Secretary General of Amnesty International began his first day in office pledging to ensure governments respect the rights of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups.
Human rights are suffering in Libya as it continues to stall on reform, Amnesty International has warned in a new report, despite the country’s efforts to play a greater international role.
A global day of action demanding an end to human rights abuses against minorities in Iran, and particularly the Baha’i community, has been called for 12 June.
Human rights advocates have welcomed the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission that two men allegedly involved in a terror plot could not be deported to Pakistan.
The Mexican authorities have been asked to investigate thoroughly an attack on human rights observers in Oaxaca, which left two people dead and several injured.
Amnesty International has urged the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of the full face veil anywhere in public.
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that individuals should not be kept on the Sex Offenders' Register for life without the possibility of review.
Human rights advocates have called for a same-sex couple in Malawi to be recognised as prisoners of conscience after they were arrested for holding a traditional engagement ceremony.