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NZ must not turn a blind eye to China’s human rights record

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:39 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key to raise China’s shameful human rights record during President Xi Jinping’s visit to New Zealand this week. More >>

Use UN Security Council role to overcome inaction and injustice

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:26 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes New Zealand winning a seat on the UN Security Council and is calling on New Zealand to use the role to ensure the body lives up to its role of safeguarding global peace and security. More >>

Chad: President Must Scrap Homophobic Bill

Friday, 10 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Amnesty International

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, has been directly warned that if a homophobic bill currently before parliament is passed, he will be showing a blatant disregard for the country’s human rights obligations. In an open letter published today, ... More >>

China: Release supporters of Hong Kong protests

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Amnesty International

The Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for peacefully showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, said Amnesty International. More >>

China’s booming torture trade revealed

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 12:45 pm | Amnesty International

The flourishing trade, manufacture and export of tools of torture by Chinese companies is fuelling human rights violations across Africa and Asia, new research by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation reveals. More >>

Papuan Human Rights Lawyer Attacked

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:02 pm | Amnesty International

Papuan human rights lawyer Anum Siregar was attacked by an unknown person in Wamena, Papua province. She is currently defending a tribal leader who is a prisoner of conscience accused of supporting separatist activities. There are concerns for her safety. More >>

Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:46 pm | Amnesty International

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs ... More >>

Leading politicians to debate NZ’s role in the world

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International

Have you ever wondered where New Zealand stands when it comes to issues beyond our borders? Join Amnesty International's North Shore Group on Monday 1 September for a lively cross party debate and the chance to find out the answer to this question ... More >>

IRAQ: Humanitarians failing those fleeing ethnic cleansing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 12:49 pm | Amnesty International

The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or IS), said Amnesty ... More >>

Prisoners of Conscience Being Tortured

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:21 am | Amnesty International

On 8 August two Papuan students, including a child, were arbitrarily detained for their peaceful political activism in Indonesia’s West Papua province. They are believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police. More >>

Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:35 am | Amnesty International

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the leader’s ... More >>

Nigeria: Gruesome Footage Implicates Military in War Crimes

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International

Nearly four months after more than 240 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria, gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other ... More >>

USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:26 pm | Amnesty International

The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total ... More >>

Gaza: Attacks on UN school and power plant likely war crimes

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:31 pm | Amnesty International

An attack on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty International. More >>

Israel/Gaza: Attacks on civilians add to war crimes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:07 am | Amnesty International

The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in several areas of the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of possible war crimes that demand an urgent independent international investigation, said Amnesty International. More >>

High hopes for full High Court hearing on asylum seeker boat

Friday, 11 July 2014, 4:36 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International expresses relief that High Court deliberations have put the transfer of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka's Navy in doubt, a plan that if enacted, would put Australia in blatant breach of international law and set a dangerous precedent. More >>

Iraq: dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:11 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International has gathered evidence pointing to a pattern of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba. More >>

Iraq: ISIS abduct border guards from Yezidi minority

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Amnesty International

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq has been stepping up sectarian attacks on minority groups in northern Iraq, with the abduction of a group of border guards and soldiers from the Yezidi minority community being one of the latest examples. More >>

Fiji: End harassment of journalists ahead of election

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 10:34 am | Amnesty International

The Fijian authorities must immediately end the harassment of journalists ahead of the parliamentary elections in September, said Amnesty International. More >>

NZ rejects international recommendations on inequality

Friday, 20 June 2014, 11:56 am | Amnesty International

New Zealand should reconsider its decision to reject key human rights recommendations at the United Nations Human Rights Council, said Amnesty International. More >>



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