News & Updates


Refugees in Malaysia arrested, abused and denied right to work

16 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents the plight of refugees and asylum-seekers, the majority from Myanmar, who suffer a litany of abuses.

Serbia must end forced evictions of Roma

10 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents how hundreds of families in Belgrade are losing their homes to make way for massive building programmes.

States must not ignore human rights in efforts to end poverty

9 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report says that governments are at risk of failing some of the world's most impoverished and vulnerable groups.

Europe must break cycle of discrimination facing Roma

7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on European nations to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe.

Malaysia must end abuse of migrant workers

24 March 2010

Lured to the country on the promise of jobs, many people from countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal are used in forced labour or exploited in other ways.

Italian authorities urged to stop forced evictions of Roma

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for a review of a controversial housing plan that has resulted in the forced eviction of hundreds of Roma and paves the way for thousands more.

Indigenous Peoples struggle to survive in Colombia

23 February 2010

A new Amnesty International report details an increase in attacks on Indigenous Peoples by guerrilla groups, the security forces and paramilitaries.

Indian government must stop refinery expansion until human rights are addressed

9 February 2010

Indian authorities have given local communities scant information about the potential impact of a refinery expansion and mining project proposed by subsidiaries of Vedanta Resources in Orissa.

Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

2 February 2010

Police in Papua New Guinea burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the country's biggest gold mines.

Pregnant women in Burkina Faso dying because of discrimination

27 January 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how many maternal deaths could be prevented if women were given access on time to adequate health care.

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