Marking the 25 year anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the International Covenant of Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), Irish NGOs have called on the Government to accept the Constitutional Convention’s recommendation to protect economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution.
Impunity is allowing police torture to go unchecked in the Philippines. Our new report Above the Law: Police Torture in the Philippines details an alarming array of torture techniques, including beatings, water-boarding, asphyxiating, electrocuting, mock executions and rape.
A flurry of activity by UN member states to sign and ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) before it enters into force next week is another clear sign of the overwhelming support for this historic move to rein in the irresponsible international arms trade, Amnesty International said.
A lack of coordination and major gaps in humanitarian assistance is causing untold hardship for many of the 900,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq who are sheltering in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), said Amnesty International.
Ireland must allow transgender people to have their gender legally recognized in a quick, transparent and accessible manner, Amnesty International said after the country’s Gender Recognition Bill was published today.
Following the conviction of Brishna’s rapist on 25 October, the Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring her protection. The 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province is receiving medical and psychological attention. Brishna was raped in May 2014 by a local mullah. While in the hospital, she received death threats to be killed.
Two Saudi Arabian women have been arrested for driving. Loujain al-Hathloul and Mayssa al-Amoudi, both supporters of the campaign for women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia, were detained at the al-Batha border crossing with the United Arab Emirates.