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# amnesty-international - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Write for Rights: The story of Narges Mohammadi
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Write for Rights: The story of Narges Mohammadi

Dec 9th 2012, 11:30 AM 3,330 Views 4 Comments

Imprisoned Iranian human rights worker is one of 12 the cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun

Dec 8th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,562 Views 2 Comments

Taiwanese man wrongfully on death row is one of 12 the human rights abuse cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# amnesty-international - Friday 7 December, 2012

Human Rights Commission to submit review of abortion report to Government
# Abortion
# Abortion

Human Rights Commission to submit review of abortion report to Government

Dec 7th 2012, 6:17 PM 3,640 Views 10 Comments

The commission will review the Expert Group report and engage with the Committee of the Council of Europe on the issue.

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign
# Write For Rights
# Write For Rights

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign

Dec 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,482 Views 0 Comments

Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman’s story is one of 12 the human rights group wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare

Nov 15th 2012, 8:15 PM 6,681 Views 24 Comments

Amnesty Ireland’s petition calls for the provision of equal access to healthcare based on the needs of the patient rather than their ability to pay.

# amnesty-international - Monday 12 November, 2012

Ireland elected to UN Human Rights Council for first time
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland elected to UN Human Rights Council for first time

Nov 12th 2012, 6:31 PM 7,637 Views 32 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International said that this gives the Irish Government an opportunity to play a greater role in tackling some of the major human rights issues in the world today.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions
# China
# China

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions

Oct 11th 2012, 10:17 AM 4,636 Views 32 Comments

Ordinary Chinese are turning to desperate forms of protests as local governments continue to seize land to sell the usage rights to property developers.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Oct 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,346 Views 99 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 11 August, 2012

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman

Aug 11th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,702 Views 7 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity

Aug 8th 2012, 9:11 AM 2,915 Views 25 Comments

Images taken in and around Aleppo recently show increased use of heavy weapons in the area.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

# amnesty-international - Friday 27 July, 2012

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty
# Arms
# Arms

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Jul 27th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,958 Views 4 Comments

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 5 July, 2012

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'
# Rights
# Rights

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'

Jun 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,061 Views 4 Comments

A number of groups have written to the Taoiseach to say that the changes to the Constitution should include rights such as access to housing and healthcare.

# amnesty-international - Monday 18 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event
# Welcome
# Welcome

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

Jun 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,123 Views 18 Comments

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

# amnesty-international - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.

Jun 17th 2012, 6:30 PM 98 Views 9 Comments

The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe

Jun 14th 2012, 10:24 AM 1,225 Views 2 Comments

The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria

Jun 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,316 Views 15 Comments

The group said they have eye-witness accounts of relatives being ‘dragged away and shot’ and victims’ bodies being set on fire.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland
# Liberty Hall
# Liberty Hall

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Jun 12th 2012, 6:55 PM 5,167 Views 22 Comments

Amnesty International and Dublin City Council erected the welcome sign this afternoon at Liberty Hall.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

May 24th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,455 Views 6 Comments

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world, the organisation also said that the UN Security Council had not shown the same courage as those who had participated in the Arab Spring.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day

May 2nd 2012, 6:03 PM 1,300 Views 9 Comments

The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.

# amnesty-international - Monday 23 April, 2012

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 75 Views 51 Comments

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report

Apr 17th 2012, 7:05 AM 1,163 Views 8 Comments

The Bahraini government insists it is on the road to reform – but Amnesty International has condemned its “piecemeal” efforts, accusing that state of continuing human rights violations including torture.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Amnesty asks: Should cute people have quicker access to hospitals?
# Rhetorical
# Rhetorical

Amnesty asks: Should cute people have quicker access to hospitals?

Apr 3rd 2012, 12:19 PM 3,564 Views 8 Comments

The rhetorical question forms part of an Amnesty International Ireland campaign to support healthcare provision for all.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

Mar 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,474 Views 56 Comments

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# amnesty-international - Monday 19 March, 2012

Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths
# Libya
# Libya

Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths

Mar 19th 2012, 2:31 PM 1,029 Views 5 Comments

Amnesty International has said that NATO failed to investigate the killing of scores of civiilans in Libyan airstrikes carried out by its forces.

# amnesty-international - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising

Mar 18th 2012, 6:45 PM 1,367 Views 3 Comments

The figure is much higher than human rights groups had estimated. Earlier this year Amnesty International estimated that 200 protesters had been killed in the uprising.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Ireland signs protocol on violence against women
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland signs protocol on violence against women

Mar 15th 2012, 2:11 PM 2,187 Views 28 Comments

The Government signed the Council of Europe Convention on Violence Against Women, a move which was welcomed by Amnesty International at today’s Universal Periodic Review.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Cameron rejects call for Olympic boycott
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

Cameron rejects call for Olympic boycott

Mar 13th 2012, 5:25 PM 2,186 Views 4 Comments

David Cameron claims Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical bears no responsibility for either the Bhopal gas disaster or mismanaged efforts to decontaminate the Indian region.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Ireland commits to signing Optional Protocol on economic, social and cultural rights
# Rights
# Rights

Ireland commits to signing Optional Protocol on economic, social and cultural rights

Mar 7th 2012, 3:05 PM 1,524 Views 8 Comments

The protocal provides a mechanism for individuals to make complaints to the UN about the violation of their rights.

# amnesty-international - Monday 27 February, 2012

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial

Feb 27th 2012, 5:52 PM 2,604 Views 3 Comments

Baltasar Garzon did not knowingly violate the limits of his jurisdiction when investigating atrocities linked to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, judges ruled today.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 16 February, 2012

# amnesty-international - Saturday 11 February, 2012

‘Solidarity with Syria’ vigils for Dublin and Galway
# Syria
# Syria

‘Solidarity with Syria’ vigils for Dublin and Galway

Feb 11th 2012, 8:20 AM 1,439 Views 2 Comments

The vigils are being held as part of an Amnesty International Global Day of Action, in solidarity with the victims of the conflict in Syria. A minute’s silence will also be observed.

# amnesty-international - Monday 16 January, 2012

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green
# Explainer
# Explainer

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

Jan 16th 2012, 7:45 PM 13,901 Views 14 Comments

You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo

Jan 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,453 Views 6 Comments

The notorious detention centre has now been open for ten years and, with indefinite military detention now enshrined in US law, hope is fading that it will be closed down as pledged.

# amnesty-international - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Dec 12th 2011, 7:48 PM 12,020 Views 96 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 1 December, 2011

More clerical child abuse investigations may be needed - minister
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

More clerical child abuse investigations may be needed - minister

Dec 1st 2011, 10:32 AM 971 Views 15 Comments

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald said the government would take expense into account when considering whether to commission further probes.

# amnesty-international - Monday 26 September, 2011

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

Sep 26th 2011, 10:15 AM 1,195 Views 19 Comments

A study into the Ferns, Murphy, Ryan and Cloyne child abuse reports criticises the lack of prosecution against child sexual and physical abusers and those who concealed that abuse.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 13 September, 2011