Italy’s Supreme Court today declared the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, a move Amnesty International has hailed as a key victory in the struggle to end discrimination against Roma communities around the country.
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.
Amnesty International has welcomed today’s conviction of former Liberian president Charles Taylor by the Special Criminal Court for Sierra Leone. Mr Taylor was found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the civil war in Sierra Leone, which ended in 2002.
A decision to release two Belarusian prisoners of conscience including an opposition presidential candidate is a step in the right direction but the government now needs to free five others who have been in jail since 2011, Amnesty International said.
A vote to repeal the death penalty by Connecticut’s State Senate is a leap forward in the battle to end capital punishment, Amnesty International said.