News & Updates

Australia asylum suspension could harm world's most vulnerable

9 April 2010

The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.

Europe: Stop forced evictions of Roma in Europe

8 April 2010

Forced evictions are cruel, humiliating and in breach of international law. In Europe, they happen all too often and affect those who are least able to resist.

Attack on Afghan female politician highlights growing risk to women

8 April 2010

Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must respect human rights

8 April 2010

Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.

Victims of rape and sexual violence denied justice in Uganda

7 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and domestic violence.

Europe must break cycle of discrimination facing Roma

7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on European nations to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe.

Killings of civilians in Iraq constitute 'war crimes'

7 April 2010

Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must refrain from unlawful use of force

7 April 2010

Attempts by police to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured.

US helicopter killings in Iraq must be independently investigated

7 April 2010

A leaked classified US military video appears to show the 2007 attacks in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

ASEAN leaders should act over Myanmar's appalling rights record

7 April 2010

Myanmar's human rights record should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization's summit in Ha Noi.

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