In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates.
The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee protection for those taking part in the planned Pride march on 5 July sends all the wrong signals, said Amnesty International.
Egypt: Rampant torture, arbitrary arrests and detentions signal catastrophic decline in human rights one year after ousting of Morsi
A surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions and harrowing incidents of torture and deaths in police custody recorded by Amnesty International provide strong evidence of the sharp deterioration in human rights in Egypt in the year since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted.
Amnesty International Ireland today welcomed the Government’s publication of the report of the independent Special Inquiry by the Ombudsman for Children into the removal of two Roma children from their families in October 2013 based on unfounded concerns regarding their identity. It further welcomed the public apology to the two families by the Taoiseach and Minister for Justice and Equality.
Today’s European Court of Human Rights judgment upholding a general ban on wearing full-face veils in public is deeply damaging, warned Amnesty International. It represents a profound retreat for the right to freedom of expression and religion and sends a message that women are not free to express their religious beliefs in public.
Palestinian refugees from Syria - including pregnant women, children and women with infants – have been denied entry into Lebanon due to tightened border restrictions, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
It is 30 years since I came out. I was 18. It was 1984 and Ireland was a very different country. Being gay meant I was a criminal.
Members of Amnesty International Ireland will join thousands of Irish people on the streets of the capital today, (Saturday 28 June) for the Annual Dublin Pride parade.
On International Day in Support of Vicitims of Torture 2014, we debunk some common myths about torture.