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Amnesty International campaigns to put human rights violations on the UN agenda and makes recommendations for action by member states and UN institutions to protect human rights in all countries. Amnesty International also works to strengthen the effectiveness of the UN human rights machinery.

 

News and Updates

Israel leaves crucial questions unanswered as Goldstone report discussed at UN

30 September 2009

The Israeli authorities must disclose details of the internal investigations they have carried out into the conduct of the Israeli armed forces, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Irene Khan urges US government to examine Goldstone report

18 September 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.

Amnesty International congratulates Mary Robinson on Medal of Freedom

10 August 2009

The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is to receive the award from President Obama this week.

Japan commits to ending impunity for enforced disappearances

28 July 2009

Japan has become the first country in Asia to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs commits to supporting international justice

28 July 2009

In a meeting with delegates from Amnesty International Nepal, the Minister gave a commitment to start the process for her country to ratify the Rome Statute.

Video and Audio

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

10 December 2008

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in figh

Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

Video: How things could change

24 October 2008

How things could change if those who suffered violations of their Economic, Social and Cultural rights could get redress.