15 February 2013
The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal.
Sudanese authorities must halt the execution of a Darfuri activist whose sentence was changed from 10 years' imprisonment to death, Amnesty International has urged.
13 February 2013
Authorities in Yemen “played deaf” to last-ditch calls to save a prisoner who was executed on Wednesday, Amnesty International has said.
14 February 2013
Facts and figures relating to the issues of sexual and reproductive rights, in the context of the International Conference on Population and Development
From Indonesia to Peru, Sierra Leone to the USA, millions of women and girls are paying with their lives failed health policies, inadequate care, and discriminatory laws.
12 February 2013
Milan Appeals Court has ruled that two former top Italian intelligence officials and three agents were involved in the kidnapping and rendition of Egyptian national Abu Omar.
8 February 2013
Ten people have been executed since the start of the year including, controversially, one man who had been tried twice for the same crime.
11 February 2013
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
A 20-year-old woman accused of 'witchcraft' after a boy died in the city of Mount Hagen was stripped, tied up, doused in petrol and burned alive.
The appointment of a new hangman raises fears that the country may be preparing to start executions again after a seven year hiatus.
7 February 2013
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release or formally charge two Malaysian men now detained under a repressive new security law.
6 February 2013
Letting perpetrators in Egypt get away with sexual harassment and assault has fuelled violent attacks against women in the vicinity of Tahrir Square.
5 February 2013
Uruguay today provided the crucial 10th ratification of a new UN Protocol which will allow individuals and groups to seek justice if their rights are trampled on.
30 January 2013
Despair and hopelessness pervade in a Yemeni prison where scores of children are on hunger strike to protest at their conditions and about a fellow inmate's recent death sentence.
24 January 2013
No one at the World Economic Forum should ignore global inequality, including from a human rights perspective, says Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
23 January 2013
A Chinese woman who beat her husband to death with a gun after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed.
21 January 2013
In 2012 alone, around 560 women were murdered across the Central American country, many after being sexually assaulted.
20 January 2013
Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko has been released after nine months in detention, during which time she faced the death penalty on fabricated charges.
18 January 2013
Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence.
17 January 2013
Following protests against unlawful killings across the Tribal Areas, Pakistan's authorities must investigate and bring anyone identified as responsible to justice in fair trials.
Authorities in Guatemala are putting the lives of women at risk by systematically failing to protect them and ensure those responsible for the hundreds of killings that take place each year face justice.
16 January 2013
Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.
15 January 2013
Young people in countries around the world have the opportunity to learn about the link between poverty and human rights thanks to a new digital platform launched by Amnesty International.
14 January 2013
The UN Security Council must immediately refer the situation in Syria to the Prosecutor of the ICC in line with a request made this morning by dozens of UN member states
11 January 2013
Three years on from the Haiti earthquake the housing situation in the country is nothing short of catastrophic with hundreds of thousands of people living in fragile shelters ever since.
9 January 2013
A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.
8 January 2013
A young Sri Lankan woman is at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed whilst under the age of 18.
At least 11 women are still believed to be in detention in Saudi Arabia after being detained at a protest on 5 January.
US President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and commit to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial.
4 January 2013
Canada's "Idle No More" protests are a response to the government’s current legislative agenda and to longstanding discrimination and injustices faced by Indigenous peoples.
Taher Belabès faces 'incitement' charges after a youth unemployment protest in the southern oil town of Ouargla.
27 December 2012
The fabricated charges used to convict two housing rights activists confirms the dire state of Cambodia’s justice system and rule of law in the country.
24 December 2012
An online activist in Saudi Arabia faces the death penalty over apostasy charges in a trial being used to stifle political and social debate.
21 December 2012
Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south of the country.
Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty.
19 December 2012
Two human rights defenders are facing lengthy prison sentences in Cambodia on trumped-up charges.
18 December 2012
A new report focuses on the severe exploitation of migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Asia, in Italy's agricultural sector.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Congolese armed group leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
17 December 2012
Some 300 Roma people mark the anniversary of their forced eviction from a Romanian town to live in horrendous conditions on the edge of a landfill.
13 December 2012
Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.
7 December 2012
Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.
29 November 2012
Three high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) have been acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
26 November 2012
The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee has given a major boost to civil society organizations fighting for an end to FGM.
23 November 2012
Côte d’Ivoire must ensure Simone Gbagbo is surrendered to The Hague immediately to comply fully with the ICC Prosecutor's investigation into crimes against humanity.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign includes country actions from around the world to convey the global dimension of gender-based violence and militarism.
21 November 2012
The execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty.
17 November 2012
The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar illustrates a gap in Irish law and policy on the most basic human rights level - that is a woman’s right to access abortion where her life is at risk.
15 November 2012
Pakistan’s first execution in four years is a blow to the country’s progress away from using the death penalty.