Press releases

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the fatal shooting of a 14 year old Mexican boy by a US border patrol officer, who fired across the border at a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Amnesty International called on the Colombian authorities to ensure justice for all victims of a 1985 hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 people dead, following today’s landmark sentencing of a senior army officer for human rights violations.

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Amnesty International is today calling on states to reject proposals which could seriously undermine the integrity of the Rome Statute and deeply politicize the International Criminal Court (ICC). The amendments are being considered at the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute which concludes in Kampala this week.

Monday 7 June 2010

Amnesty International has today released images of  a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children.

Monday 7 June 2010

Following convictions today of seven Indian citizens for the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak disaster, Amnesty International is calling on the Indian and US governments to take the next step by bringing the US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to justice.

Monday 7 June 2010

Following convictions today of seven Indian citizens for the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak disaster, Amnesty International is calling on the Indian and US governments to take the next step by bringing the US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to justice.

Monday 7 June 2010

Amnesty International today called on government authorities and illegal armed groups to ensure safe passage for the second convoy attempting to reach blockaded Indigenous communities in Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.

Monday 7 June 2010

Amnesty International has called on four European states to immediately stop the forcible return of individuals to Iraq, because their human rights are at serious risk if they are returned to the country

Wednesday 2 June 2010

The Congolese government must immediately launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists, Amnesty International said today.

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Feature Article

Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.