News & Updates


Romania must end forced evictions of Roma families

26 January 2010

Due to a lack of adequate alternative housing, Roma families have been living for years next to waste dumps or sewage treatment plants.

Czech Republic must eliminate second-rate education for Roma

13 January 2010

A new Amnesty International report says that the authorities are continuing to place Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities".

Haiti government must eradicate child slavery

18 November 2009

Authorities in Haiti must enact legislation to protect children working as domestic help in conditions that amount to slavery, said Amnesty International ahead of Universal Children’s Day.

Cairo's poorest risk being buried alive in their homes

17 November 2009

The Egyptian authorities must take immediate and inclusive steps to protect Cairo's poorest inhabitants living in "unsafe areas", according to a new Amnesty International report.

Maternal death rate in Sierra Leone is a "human rights emergency"

21 September 2009

In Sierra Leone, one in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth - one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Thousands left homeless by forced evictions in Chad

9 September 2009

The Chadian government must stop the forced evictions that have left tens of thousands homeless in the capital city of N'Djamena, Amnesty International has said.

Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women in Nicaragua

27 July 2009

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practi

Hundreds of Peru’s poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women die in health service lottery

9 July 2009

A new Amnesty International report explores the high levels of maternal mortality amongst women from excluded or marginalized communities.

Oil industry has brought poverty and pollution to Niger Delta

30 June 2009

The oil industry in the Niger Delta of Nigeria has brought impoverishment, conflict, human rights abuses and despair to the majority of people in the oil-producing are

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