Amnesty International today urged countries to accelerate efforts to combat maternal mortality, after new UN figures confirmed that despite some progress, countries will miss a key global target on the issue.
Afghan election candidates, campaigners and voters have told Amnesty International that they are facing increasing attacks and threats from the Taleban and other insurgent groups in the run-up to Afghanistan’s 18 September parliamentary elections.
The Millennium Development Goals are failing the world’s poorest people because governments are ignoring and abusing their human rights, Amnesty International said as heads of states prepare to meet to review progress on the MDGs at a UN summit in New York on 20-22 September.
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an ethnic Uzbek human rights activist convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman during the June violence in Kyrgyzstan
Tens of thousands of detainees held without trial in Iraq, many of whom were recently transferred from US custody, remain at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.
Senegal’s security forces continue to torture suspects held in custody, sometimes to death, leaving all those in detention at risk of serious human rights violations, Amnesty International said in a report released today.