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Shameful and inhumane response to refugee quota

Monday, 13 June 2016, 2:19 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International says the announcement by Prime Minister John Key that New Zealand will not be increasing the refugee quota for two years is absolutely shameful in the face of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. More >>

Disgraceful shootings of students must be investigated

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 10:12 am | Amnesty International

The shooting of students peacefully protesting in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, is a disgraceful attack on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression, Amnesty International said. More >>

Refugees Welcome Index

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 3:15 pm | Amnesty International

• Globally, 1 in 10 would let refugees stay in their home, 3 in 10 in their neighbourhood More >>

Amnesty International welcomes efforts to protect civilians

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:19 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International strongly welcomes the efforts by New Zealand in its role on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to bring an end to attacks on hospitals and aid workers in conflict zones. More >>

Manus detention facility declared illegal

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:47 pm | Amnesty International

With the Manus detention facility declared illegal, the Australian government must now do the right thing More >>

Concern at Iranian film director’s visa rejection

Monday, 18 April 2016, 2:36 pm | Amnesty International

As proud sponsors of the documentary ‘Sonita’ at this year's Documentary Edge Film Festival, Amnesty International is concerned to hear the news that the film’s Iranian director, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, has been denied a visa to visit New Zealand ... More >>

Next UN Secretary General must stand up for human rights

Monday, 11 April 2016, 4:05 pm | Amnesty International

The next United Nations (UN) Secretary General must overhaul the global approach to aiding refugees and must do everything possible to end atrocities and protect civilians in armed conflicts, said Amnesty International as the process of selecting ... More >>

Alarming surge in recorded executions

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 12:17 pm | Amnesty International

A dramatic global rise in the number of executions recorded in 2015 saw more people put to death than at any point in the last quarter-century. The surge was largely fuelled by Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International found in its review ... More >>

Fatal flaws in EU-Turkey deal

Friday, 1 April 2016, 1:24 pm | Amnesty International

Large-scale forced returns of refugees from Turkey to war-ravaged Syria expose the fatal flaws in a refugee deal signed between Turkey and the European Union earlier this month, Amnesty International revealed today More >>

Turkey ‘safe country’ sham revealed

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:03 pm | Amnesty International

Turkey ‘safe country’ sham revealed as dozens of Afghans forcibly returned hours after EU refugee deal More >>

Overwhelming support for a refugee quota increase

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:08 am | Amnesty International

A permanent - and significant - increase in the refugee quota and corresponding resources, is the resounding call to come out of a public submission process, said Amnesty International with the release of a summary report today. More >>

Parliament passes unanimous motion in solidarity with Syria

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 5:21 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International strongly welcomes the news that the New Zealand Parliament today stood unanimously with the people of Syria in passing a motion in the House. More >>

From hope to horror: Five years of crisis in Syria

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 10:33 am | Amnesty International

A horrifying catalogue of human rights abuses including war crimes and crimes against humanity have overwhelmed Syria over the past five years causing human suffering on a vast scale, said Amnesty International, marking the five-year anniversary of ... More >>

The public must have a say on proposed intrusion on privacy

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 4:17 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is warning the Government that any proposed legislative change coming out of the review of Intelligence and Security in New Zealand cannot be pushed through Parliament under urgency. More >>

North Korea: Tightened controls on communications

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 1:27 pm | Amnesty International

Ordinary North Koreans caught using mobile phones to contact loved ones who have fled abroad, risk being sent to political prison camps or other detention facilities as the government tightens its stranglehold on people’s use of communication technology, ... More >>

Syrian and Russian forces targeting hospitals

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:43 pm | Amnesty International

Russian and Syrian government forces appear to have deliberately and systematically targeted hospitals and other medical facilities over the last three months to pave the way for ground forces to advance on northern Aleppo, an examination of airstrikes ... More >>

‘Your rights in jeopardy’, global assault on freedoms

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 1:30 pm | Amnesty International

‘Your rights in jeopardy’, global assault on freedoms - Amnesty International’s annual human rights report More >>

Key and Turnbull must address ending offshore detention

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 9:19 pm | Amnesty International

As Prime Minister John Key sits down with his Australian counterpart, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for bilateral talks on Friday, Amnesty International is calling on him to speak out strongly on our closest neighbour’s abysmal human rights record. More >>

High Court decision prolongs agony faced by asylum seekers

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 5:02 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is disappointed that the Australian High Court has ruled that offshore detention is lawful. This decision will result in around 260 vulnerable people, including over 80 children, being forcibly sent back to Nauru. More >>

Lebanon: Refugee women from Syria face heightened risks

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 2:17 pm | Amnesty International

Shortfalls in international assistance and discriminatory policies imposed by the Lebanese authorities are creating conditions that facilitate the exploitation and abuse of women refugees in Lebanon, said Amnesty International in a new report published ... More >>



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