Press releases

Monday 7 June 2010

Following convictions today of seven Indian citizens for the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak disaster, Amnesty International is calling on the Indian and US governments to take the next step by bringing the US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to justice.

Monday 7 June 2010

Following convictions today of seven Indian citizens for the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak disaster, Amnesty International is calling on the Indian and US governments to take the next step by bringing the US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to justice.

Monday 7 June 2010

Amnesty International today called on government authorities and illegal armed groups to ensure safe passage for the second convoy attempting to reach blockaded Indigenous communities in Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.

Monday 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

Wednesday 2 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 said today.

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the reported execution by firing-squad of 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya on Sunday.

Thursday 27 May 2010

A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty International today in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.

Monday 24 May 2010

An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk, Amnesty International warned today.

Friday 21 May 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the fair retrial of seven Nigerian nationals, convicted by a court in Equatorial Guinea for their alleged involvement in an attempted coup.

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Feature Article

Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.