In its final meeting this weekend the Constitutional Convention considered whether Bunreacht na hÉireann should be amended to better protect fundamental human rights like health, social security and housing.
Fantastic news came today as our global letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights, drew to a close: Vladimir Akimenkov, one of the Bolotnaya 3 prisoners of conscience, has been freed, writes Louisa Anderson, Global Campaigner at Amnesty’s International Secretariat.
Canadian-Iranian national Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, who had been sentenced to death in
I’m writing the words I always hoped, but never thought, I would: Herman Wallace is a free man, writes Kim Manning-Cooper of Amnesty International UK.
Nigeria’s ratification of the landmark global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Tuesday is a welcome move that should pave the way for more African nations to get behind the treaty.
The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty, Amnesty International said today after Governor Martin O’Malley signed the abolition of capital punishment into law.
Today, governments at the United Nations almost unanimously adopted an Arms Trade Treaty.
Christmas is usually a difficult time for Rosa Franco.
Two Roma men won a case against Hungary in the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday over their education at a special school.
On 18 October, the US Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to Anthony Haynes about two-and-a-half hours before he was scheduled to be put to death.