UK authorities must launch a long-overdue criminal investigation into a British company’s role in one of the worst toxic waste dumping incidents of the last decade.
A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.
The forced eviction of 39 people – 11 of them young children, including several babies – from a Roma settlement in a Rome suburb this morning is a blatant violation of international human rights law and standards that has left numerous families homeless, Amnesty International said.
The Spanish government must withdraw a proposed bill aimed at limiting access to safe and legal abortion services, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the country’s Minister of Justice.
The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue.
The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published today on forced evictions in the country.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.
By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.
On the eve of International Roma Day on 8 April, Amnesty International says the European Union is not doing enough to end discrimination.
Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian, took her case to the Court after the airline stopped her from wearing a visible crucifix at work.
Tens of thousands of Amnesty International activists worldwide urge the authorities to stop forced evictions and segregation.
Discriminatory laws, policies and practices which marginalize Italy’s Roma must be urgently changed.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.
Dozens of families who will be made homeless as a result of an urban regeneration project say they have been subjected to initimidation and threats.
A court has found in favour of a Jehovah's Witness in Armenia who received a prison sentence for refusing to do military service.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.