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The UN is essential to ensuring accountability by member states for their human rights obligations and commitments. The UN is also a key platform for the development of international human rights laws and standards.

Amnesty International campaigns to put human rights violations on the UN agenda and makes recommendations for action by member states and UN institutions to protect human rights in all countries. Amnesty International also works to strengthen the effectiveness of the UN human rights machinery.

 

News and Updates

Israeli army must make public findings of its probe into Gaza conflict

24 April 2009

The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing

Immediate humanitarian truce needed in Sri Lanka to help trapped civilians

17 April 2009

Around 100,000 desperate civilians still trapped in the conflict zone, require urgent humanitarian aid as reports emerge that food and medical supplies are running lo

Taiwan signs up for human rights

9 April 2009

Taiwan’s legislature has ratified two of the most important international conventions for the development of human rights.

Hearing into deaths in Kosovo could find UN accountable

23 March 2009

Two men were killed during a demonstration in Pristina in February 2007, when Romanian police under the control of the UN fired rubber bullets at the crowd.

UN urged to 'find truth' about Gaza conflict

16 March 2009

A group of 16 of the world's leading war crimes investigators and judges - backed by Amnesty International - has urged the United Nations to launch a full inquiry in

Video and Audio

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

10 December 2008

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in figh

Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

Video: How things could change

24 October 2008

How things could change if those who suffered violations of their Economic, Social and Cultural rights could get redress.