Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala
Amnesty International questions the credibility of a proposed investigation into military action against an aid flotilla off the Gaza coast in which nine activists were killed.
Amnesty International has called on all countries neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to open their borders to thousands of people desperately seeking refuge from the violence that has engulfed the southern part of the country.
Amnesty International has called on the Russian authorities to allow immediate legal support for two brothers who appear to have been tortured in police custody in the North Caucasus territory of Ingushetia.
Amnesty International urges the Kyrgyzstani interim government and local authorities to ensure adequate protection for all Kyrgyzstani citizens amid violence in the south.
Khaled Mohammed Said was beaten to death by two plain-clothes police officers at an internet cafe in the city of Alexandria.
As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.
Adeeb Abu Rahma is being tried by a military court after he took part in a protest last July against the Israeli built fence/wall on Palestinian land.
The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.
Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega faces 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 11 people in 1985 during a hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 dead.
The move comes days after the start of negotiations between Libya and the European Union about the control of irregular migration, among other issues.
Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.
Tan Zuoren was jailed for trying to publicize the number of children who died in the 2008 disaster and the corruption that led to their deaths.
Student Sergio Adrián Hernández was killed when an officer opened fire on a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.
A police chief has been suspended and three officers arrested in connection with the death last week of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.
All states have been urged to reject the amendments, which are being considered at a review of the Rome Statute in Kampala this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.