Catch up on the latest news and reports from Amnesy’s campaign for International Justice.
Statement and recommendations on the open debate of the Security Council on peace and justice, with a special focus on the role of the International Criminal Court
Amnesty International welcomes the Open Debate of the Security Council on Peace and Justice, with a Special Focus on the Role of the International Criminal Court scheduled to take place on 17 October 2012. The debate is an important occasion for states to consider, not only the first decade of the International Criminal Court (ICC), but specifically the emerging relationship between the Security Council and the Court.
October 16, 2012
Peru ratified the Convention on Enforced Disappearances but fails to recognize the key competence of the Committee (SPANISH)
Peru’s accession to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance is a positive step, but the state must also recognize the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Amnesty International said today.
October 2, 2012
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Salil Shetty, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, referred to the Trust Fund for Victims as a “shining light”. Mr Shetty also urged countries to step up their voluntary contributions to the Fund.
Afghanistan: Reject stoning, flogging, amputation and other Taliban-era punishments
Afghanistan’s proposed reinstatement of atrocious punishments would mark a dangerous return to legalized state brutality, Amnesty International ...November 26, 2013
Central African Republic: UN must tackle the looming human catastrophe
The UN must take full account of the human catastrophe of epic proportions unfolding in the Central ...November 25, 2013
Zimbabwe’s acquittal of activist a small step against climate of intimidation
Today’s acquittal of a key Zimbabwean human rights defender is encouraging, but the fact that it comes ...November 22, 2013
Cambodia: Injustice prevails despite activist’s release on bail
The provisional release of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha does not go far enough, Amnesty International said, ...November 22, 2013
Libya must protect demonstrators from 'out of control' militias or risk new bloodshed
The Libyan authorities must actively protect protesters from attacks by armed militia during ongoing demonstrations this week ...November 21, 2013
ICJ: Ex-Chad leader Habré’s victims’ long wait for justice
Senegal must abide by today’s decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and prosecute the former president of Chad Hissène Habré on charges relating to large-scale human rights abuses during his time in power, Amnesty International said.
July 20, 2012
Libya: Release of four ICC staffers held in Libya
Four staff of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were released on 2 July 2012 after being held in detention in Libya for 26 days after meeting Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi. All four were held by a militia group in the remote western town of Zintan.
July 10, 2012
Amnesty International public statement in solidarity with the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.
July 10, 2012
Amnesty Women's Human Rights Program Head Testifies at Hearing on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
A shocking one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence during their lives, according ...November 20, 2013
Amnesty International Welcomes Senate Result on NDAA Guantanamo Provisions
In response to the Senate vote on the Guantanamo transfer provisions as part of the National Defense ...November 19, 2013
Russia's 'Foreign Agents Law' is Shutting Down Prominent NGOs
More than a thousand independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been subjected to unannounced mass inspections by Russian ...November 19, 2013
Release of Myanmar Prisoners of Conscience A Positive Step Forward, But More Needs to be Done
The release of several prisoners of conscience in Myanmar today is a positive step, but time is ...November 15, 2013
Amnesty International Urges Senators to Support Closing Guantanamo
Organization supports transfer provisions in the Defense Authorization Bill ...November 14, 2013
This paper suggests steps that should be taken at the international level to strengthen universal jurisdiction with regard to crimes under international law.
October 9, 2012
This updated preliminary survey by Amnesty International of legislation around the world is designed to assist the Sixth Committee in its annual discussions of universal jurisdiction.
October 9, 2012
Read Amnesty International’s joint open letter with Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies to the UN Security Council members calling for a strong human rights mandate for the observation mission in Syria.
July 11, 2012
Approaching the 2014 Sochi Olympics: Human Rights in Russia
No As the 2014 Sochi Olympics approach, the space for human rights in the Russian Federation is rapidly shrinking. July 19, 2013 ...July 19, 2013
Old Habits: The Routine Use of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment in Kazakhstan
No Torture remains commonplace in Kazakhstan and the torturers are allowed to go free. July 11, 2013 ...July 10, 2013
Civilians Bearing the Brunt in the Battle for Aleppo
No Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo. August ...August 22, 2012
Deadly Reprisals: Deliberate Killings and Other Abuses by Syria's Armed Forces
No In recent field investigations in Syria, Amnesty International has found disturbing new evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Syrian army. ...June 12, 2012
Dominican Republic urged to tackle alarming levels of police abuse
No Hundreds of people are shot and killed every year by police in the Dominican Republic. ...October 25, 2011