The Irish authorities must take urgent action to bring its flawed abortion laws in line with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said following the UN Human Rights Committee’s strongly worded criticism of the country's stance on abortion.
Poland is the first European Union member state to be found complicit in the USA’s rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects, Amnesty International said as it applauded two landmark human rights judgments handed down today.
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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The death toll is rising as rockets rain down on the citizens of Gaza. Children, women, men – nobody is safe from the indiscriminate bombing. Israel says it’s targeting ‘Hamas operatives’ but most of the dead are civilians.