More children have been killed than fighters since the Israeli military Operation “Protective Edge” started on 8 July. Call on the U.S. government, Israel’s largest arms supplier by far, to urgently suspend arms transfers to Israel and to push for a UN arms embargo on all parties to the conflict.
Our new report calls for Ireland to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Optional Protocol is a tool for vulnerable communities whose rights economic, social and cultural rights have been violated and helps Government achieve accountability and transparency.
The UN Security Council, the Palestinian Authority and Israel must do everything within their power to enable the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring to justice those responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the current and past Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, said Amnesty International.
Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him.
Supporters of Amnesty International in Ireland and worldwide recently stood with the women and girls of Mozambique and demanded that a draft Criminal Code that would permit rape within marriage be struck down. The proposed Article 223 also allowed a rapist to escape prosecution by marrying the survivor (including girls as young as 12 years of age).
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More children have been killed than fighters since the Israeli military Operation “Protective Edge” started on 8 July. Call on the U.S. government, Israel’s largest arms supplier by far, to urgently suspend arms transfers to Israel.
Iranian writer and poet Arzhang Davoodi has been in prison for nearly 11 years already. Now he has been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.
Ángel Colón, an immigrant of Afro-descendent origin left Honduras in January 2009 hoping to reach the USA and find a job to pay for medical treatment for his eldest son, who was seriously ill with cancer.