Amnesty



Human rights activist Ellen Murray to deliver Amnesty Belfast Pride lecture

Human rights activist Ellen Murray will deliver Amnesty International's annual Belfast Pride lecture this year on the theme of transgender rights.

Published 15 July 2019

Amnesty welcomes MPs' support for historical child abuse compensation

Amnesty International has welcomed a recommendation from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that compensation for victims of Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) should progress as quickly as possible through Parliament.

Published 11 July 2019

Amnesty International Ireland backs calls for drug problems to be treated as health issue

Amnesty International Ireland has joined groups calling for the possession of drugs for personal use to be decriminalised by the Government.

Published 5 March 2019

Amnesty launches campaign supporting journalists after exposé on police collusion in Loughinisland massacre

Freedom of the press in Northern Ireland is “at risk”, Amnesty International has warned, as two investigative journalists face further police questioning related to their award-winning film about state collusion in the killing of civilians.

Published 5 March 2019

Call to legalise same-sex marriage in Overseas Territories 'strengthens case for Northern Ireland'

Amnesty International has welcomed a report calling on the UK Government to legalise same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories (OTs) as strengthening the case for legislation in Northern Ireland.

Published 22 February 2019

Iranian authorities carried out campaign of repression in 'year of shame'

The Iranian authorities carried out a "shameless" campaign of repression during 2018, crushing protests and arresting thousands in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International.

Published 25 January 2019

Rights activists, trade unionists and students call on Westminster to introduce same-sex marriage law

Human rights activists, trade unionists and students have called on the UK government to legislate to allow same-sex marriages to take place in Northern Ireland.

Published 10 January 2019

Amnesty highlights 'rights deadlock' on two-year anniversary of Stormont collapse

The absence of devolved government in Northern Ireland has left human rights "trapped in political limbo", Amnesty International has warned.

Published 9 January 2019