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Africa Arms Trade

No more ‘ships of shame’ to Africa

By Alaphia Zoyab, Online Communities Officer at Amnesty International At a meeting with NGOs on the side-lines of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations in New York, China made the claim that it does not transfer arms to conflict states in Africa. That claim is simply not true and China has...
Arms Trade

Arms transfers: States love secrets, but we want the facts

By Alaphia Zoyab, an Online Communications Officer from Amnesty’s International Secretariat. All governments say they want to stop the flow of illicit arms, but listening to many of them at the UN today, it became clear that not many are willing to do anything about it. This is because it will...

Landmark treaty adopted to protect domestic workers’ rights

Governments must improve working conditions for tens of millions of domestic workers around the world, Amnesty International said today after the adoption of a new treaty setting global standards for domestic work.   The International Labour Organization (ILO)’s annual conference overwhelmingly...
Azerbaijan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

A tweet to freedom

By Max Tucker, Amnesty International’s Campaigner on the South Caucasus and Ukraine On 24 June Amnesty’s UK section celebrated their 20th annual Media Awards Ceremony, recognizing excellence in human rights journalism. During the event, over 70 leading UK journalists took part in a twitpic...
International Justice

USA: A reflection on justice

By Amnesty International staff “We understand the uniqueness of an operation like this, but we make no apologies for the fact that Osama bin Laden needed to be found and brought to justice, and that’s what we did.” – White House press secretary, 9 May 20111 In his...
Death Penalty

The global movement to kill the death penalty

By Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty InternationalLast March, when Andrei Zhuk’s mother brought one of her usual food parcels to the prison in Minsk, she was turned away. Her son ‘had been moved’, officials told her. She should not come looking for him anymore, they said, but should...