Big organisations, governments, conglomerates, corporations, institutions, government departments, trade unions, professional bodies, or religious orders — certainly the managerial wings of religions — are usually reluctant to admit error. Acknowledging a mistake, no matter how consequential, is avoided so the organisation’s reputation might be, in the longer term when we’ve forgotten whatever scandal was in play, preserved.
Amnesty International's Irish section has launched a High Court challenge to an order of the Standards in Public Office Commission that it return a donation of €137,000 for a campaign to increase support for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment.
The US foundation which awarded funding to Amnesty Ireland for its campaign against Ireland’s abortion laws has taken issue with the State ethics watchdog’s claims that it had said the money was for “political purposes”.
Amnesty International has claimed that Myanmar security forces and local vigilante mobs are still burning Rohingya villages in Burma, despite assertions by the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that they had stopped.
Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared with the previous five months, Amnesty International said.