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.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2018
Amnesty International announced that it has withdrawn its highest honour from Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mon, 12 Nov, 2018
65% of people in the North want to see abortion de-criminalised, according to new findings from Amnesty International.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2018
The Islamic resistance organisation known as Hamas is a militant and anti-Semitic group located in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and has been accused by Amnesty International and other NGOs of widespread human rights abuses.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
A new annual report on the death penalty has called sub-Saharan Africa a "beacon of hope" amid a decline in executions worldwide.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
The pro-choice campaign says the referendum on the 8th amendment will not be won on the basis of posters.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
Ireland's strict abortion laws have come under scrutiny in Amnesty International's annual report.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Policy makers don’t really like advocacy, it puts them under pressure. That’s why they make it difficult to fund, writes.
Tue, 19 Dec, 2017
The Syrian government has used internationally banned cluster munitions in attacks on a besieged rebel-held suburb of Damascus, committing war crimes on "an epic scale", Amnesty International has said.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
A new Red C poll for Amnesty International also found this increases to 85% when the pregnancy is a result of rape.
Wed, 01 Nov, 2017
Amnesty International says it is gravely concerned for the mental and physical wellbeing of Ibrahim Halawa.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Amnesty International has criticised Turkey for dismissing tens of thousands of public employees after last summer's failed coup, saying the move has had a "catastrophic impact" on their lives and livelihoods.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
As executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, Colm O’Gorman is immediately recognisable as the man who passionately represents the disenfranchised.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2017
Ibrahim Halawa has had his trial delayed for a 17th time on his 21st birthday.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2016
Egyptian authorities have been accused of using abductions, torture and other shocking tactics as a tool to stifle dissent.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Amnesty International has published “horrifying” accounts by migrants of exploitation and abuse in Libya, including Christians who were abducted by Islamic State militants and forced into sexual slavery.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
Amnesty International has published "horrifying" accounts by migrants of exploitation and abuse in Libya, including Christians who were abducted by Islamic State militants and forced into sexual slavery.
Fri, 01 Jul, 2016
More than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years, Amnesty International has said.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
A global policy published today recommends the decriminalisation of consensual sex work.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
The number of people put to death last year was the highest in 25 years, according to Amnesty International.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
Fri, 01 Apr, 2016
A new report by Amnesty International alleges systematic abuse of migrant workers redeveloping the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha for the 2022 World Cup.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
A new survey by Amnesty International, shows almost two-thirds of Irish people want the next government to expand access to abortion services.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2016
Dozens of people arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 remain at risk of the death penalty, despite reforms.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
New data shows that almost 25,000 women from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland travelled to have abortions in England and Wales.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
The Irish Government has been put "on notice" that it is violating the human rights of women with its strict rules on abortion, campaigners have said today.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
China has failed to live up to its obligations to comply with an international convention against torture, according to a report by Amnesty International.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
The European Union has come up with a plan to help reduce the number of migrants, pressing African leaders into taking back thousands of people refused asylum.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
Amnesty International has warned Ibrahim Halawa may be sentenced to death when his case comes back before an Egyptian court this weekend.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2015
The Abortion Rights Campaign will meet in Dublin today to discuss the results of a recent Red C Poll carried out by Amnesty International.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
SINCE its foundation in 1961, Amnesty International has worked to free prisoners of conscience, victims of torture, and those facing the death penalty.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
Senator David Norris has said he fully supports Amnesty International in their efforts to decriminalise prostitution.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
Amnesty International has voted to support the decriminalization of prostitution.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
Foreign delegates from Amnesty International have joined protesters outside Government Buildings today calling for a repeal of the eighth amendment.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
Rio de Janeiro’s police force operates with “total impunity,” targeting mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor people, in the Olympic city’s violent slums, for extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International alleged in a report.
Wed, 05 Aug, 2015
Paraguay’s decision to deny a pregnant 10-year-old girl an abortion after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather has sparked a national debate over the country’s strict abortion laws.
Wed, 06 May, 2015
Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty International said.
Wed, 06 May, 2015
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is set to meet with his Egyptian counterpart today to discuss the case of Ibrahim Halawa.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
Amnesty International has obtained evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine executed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2015
A number of rural Fine Gael TDs are reportedly reluctant to knock on doors canvassing for a Yes vote in the forthcoming marriage equality referendum.
Sun, 22 Mar, 2015
Members of Amnesty International Ireland have unanimously voted down a motion to reduce the salary of its executive director.
Sat, 12 Apr, 2014
The Irish branch of Amnesty International is calling on new Taoiseach Brian Cowen to show leadership in improving Ireland's human rights record.
Wed, 28 May, 2008
The Government is not doing enough to fight violence against women, a leading human rights group claimed today.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2005