The Philippine Senate’s decision to open an inquiry today into widespread police torture in the country is a promising development in the battle against impunity, Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International commended today’s decision by the Irish Government to request a re-opening of the landmark European Court of Human Rights 1978 judgment in Ireland v UK.
Following the conviction of Brishna’s rapist on 25 October, the Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring her protection. The 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province is receiving medical and psychological attention. Brishna was raped in May 2014 by a local mullah. While in the hospital, she received death threats to be killed.
Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja’s travel ban has been lifted, and she left Bahrain on 2 October.
European Commission's action against Czech Republic for discrimination against in schools is a victory for rights, justice, and Roma
European Commission’s action against Czech Republic for discrimination in schools is a victory for rights, justice, and Roma.
The abandoning of a draconian anti-abortion bill that threatened the health, dignity and lives of women and girls in Spain is a step in a positive direction.
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).
Senate committee vote to declassify summary of CIA detention report – a welcome move, but much more needed