News & Updates

Mexican teenager shot dead by US border police

9 June 2010

Student Sergio Adrián Hernández was killed when an officer opened fire on a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

Democratic Republic of Congo urged to enlist UN to help investigate activist's death

8 June 2010

A police chief has been suspended and three officers arrested in connection with the death last week of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.

Proposals threaten International Criminal Court's independence

8 June 2010

All states have been urged to reject the amendments, which are being considered at a review of the Rome Statute in Kampala this week.

Images of missile and cluster munitions point to US role in fatal attack in Yemen

7 June 2010

Amnesty International has released images of a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents.

First convictions for 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal too little, too late

7 June 2010

Seven former employees of Union Carbide India Ltd have been convicted of negligence, 26 years after a gas leak in central India killed tens of thousands.

Sudanese journalist tells of harassment by 'brutal' security forces

7 June 2010

Journalist and human rights activist Faisal Elbagir, who was forced to flee Sudan last year, urges the United Nations to keep its Independent Expert in Sudan.

Humanitarian convoy in Mexico must be given safe passage to Indigenous communities under siege

7 June 2010

Two members of a previous convoy were killed last month, while trying to bring aid to the blockaded people of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca state.

European states must stop the imminent forcible return of Iraqis

7 June 2010

Amnesty International has called on four European states to immediately stop the forcible return of individuals to Iraq, because their human rights are at serious risk if they are returned to the country.  

Democratic Republic of the Congo must investigate activist’s death

3 June 2010

The Congolese government must immediately launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists, Amnesty International has said.

Malawi couple could face further harassment

2 June 2010

Amnesty International has warned that a Malawian couple given a presidential pardon following their conviction of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” could face further harassment unless the law is changed.

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