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# amnesty - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,329 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

# amnesty - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Jan 21st 2020, 8:48 AM 11,088 Views 29 Comments

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

# amnesty - Saturday 21 December, 2019

New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban

Dec 21st 2019, 3:27 PM 47,735 Views 62 Comments

The government banned the most lethal types of semi-automatic weapons after a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques.

# amnesty - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising

Jun 9th 2019, 3:30 PM 5,691 Views 7 Comments

The bill passed by parliament also closes the door on investigating and punishing security forces involved in repressing the protests.

# amnesty - Monday 10 December, 2018

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
# Rights Today
# Rights Today

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

Dec 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,050 Views 55 Comments

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

# amnesty - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal
# Funding
# Funding

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

Jul 31st 2018, 12:47 PM 20,552 Views 73 Comments

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# amnesty - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

Apr 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,318 Views 15 Comments

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

# amnesty - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Apr 12th 2018, 2:50 PM 21,325 Views 65 Comments

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

# amnesty - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
# Debate
# Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

Apr 9th 2018, 10:57 PM 16,835 Views 57 Comments

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

# amnesty - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules
# Torture
# Torture

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules

Mar 20th 2018, 9:45 AM 34,775 Views 87 Comments

The case involves the alleged torture and ill-treatment of 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.

# amnesty - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,222 Views 80 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# amnesty - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal
# George Soros
# George Soros

Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal

Dec 13th 2017, 3:40 PM 23,479 Views 109 Comments

The law bans any foreign donations that aren’t from an Irish citizen who resides outside the island.

# amnesty - Friday 20 October, 2017

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt

Oct 20th 2017, 7:35 AM 58,277 Views 310 Comments

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

# amnesty - Friday 15 September, 2017

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region

Sep 15th 2017, 7:55 AM 18,676 Views 44 Comments

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.

# amnesty - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war
# Bosnian War
# Bosnian War

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Sep 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,376 Views 13 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

# amnesty - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Cruel, self-defeating': Obama slams Trump's plans to scrap scheme for young undocumented immigrants
# Obama Scheme
# Obama Scheme

'Cruel, self-defeating': Obama slams Trump's plans to scrap scheme for young undocumented immigrants

Sep 5th 2017, 10:10 PM 29,423 Views 152 Comments

The Obama-era programme is being rescinded.

# amnesty - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close
# Cairo
# Cairo

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

Jul 16th 2017, 5:57 PM 31,519 Views 156 Comments

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

# amnesty - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,435 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# amnesty - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Jun 8th 2017, 6:46 AM 9,797 Views 43 Comments

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

# amnesty - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing
# Cairo
# Cairo

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

May 17th 2017, 7:50 PM 27,705 Views 153 Comments

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

# amnesty - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'
# Xie Yang
# Xie Yang

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'

May 10th 2017, 4:47 PM 5,911 Views 9 Comments

Xie Yang, who was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to charges of “inciting subversion of state power”.

Children in Denmark and Germany 'scarred by surgery to normalise their sex'
# Gender Surgery
# Gender Surgery

Children in Denmark and Germany 'scarred by surgery to normalise their sex'

May 10th 2017, 6:03 AM 15,880 Views 19 Comments

“We’re talking about incisions being made to sensitive tissue, with life-long consequences, all because of stereotypes about what a boy or girl should look like.”

# amnesty - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Apr 26th 2017, 5:13 PM 20,452 Views 108 Comments

Concerns have been raised about his health.

# amnesty - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage

Feb 15th 2017, 7:09 AM 19,455 Views 154 Comments

The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.

# amnesty - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report
# Drug War
# Drug War

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report

Feb 1st 2017, 7:26 AM 10,604 Views 45 Comments

The Amnesty report called it a “murderous war on the poor”.

# amnesty - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital
# Bin The Blade
# Bin The Blade

Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital

Jan 12th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,534 Views 37 Comments

The plans come in the wake of three serious stabbings in the last four weeks.

# amnesty - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Amnesty accuses global brands of "profiting from child labour"
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Amnesty accuses global brands of "profiting from child labour"

Nov 30th 2016, 6:06 AM 7,067 Views 21 Comments

The investigation claims to show a wide range of abuses.

# amnesty - Friday 14 October, 2016

'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America
# Murder Capitals
# Murder Capitals

'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America

Oct 14th 2016, 4:07 PM 6,215 Views 5 Comments

The human rights group has said more must be done to tackle what is fast-becoming another out-of-control refugee crisis.

# amnesty - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Aug 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 18,484 Views 100 Comments

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

# amnesty - Monday 25 July, 2016

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty
# Turkey
# Turkey

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty

Jul 25th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,007 Views 23 Comments

The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.

# amnesty - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

Jul 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,873 Views 22 Comments

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# amnesty - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors
# Torture
# Torture

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:15 AM 58,589 Views 39 Comments

Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.

# amnesty - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks
# Punishment
# Punishment

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks

Mar 31st 2016, 7:43 PM 17,209 Views 102 Comments

Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site
# World Cup Workers
# World Cup Workers

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site

Mar 31st 2016, 8:57 AM 21,278 Views 53 Comments

A new Amnesty report accuses the Gulf state of exploiting workers as it prepares for the 2022 tournament.

# amnesty - Friday 18 March, 2016

Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'
# Refugees
# Refugees

Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'

Mar 18th 2016, 6:48 PM 23,273 Views 95 Comments

Under the deal, all new irregular migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey.

# amnesty - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones
# Child Labour
# Child Labour

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones

Jan 19th 2016, 10:36 AM 12,312 Views 14 Comments

The human rights organisation has accused Apple and Samsung, among others, of failing to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.

# amnesty - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Nov 17th 2015, 7:34 AM 12,238 Views 123 Comments

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

# amnesty - Friday 28 August, 2015

Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman
# India
# India

Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman

Aug 28th 2015, 8:39 PM 63,762 Views 112 Comments

They are aged just 15 and 23 years old.

# amnesty - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

Aug 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,014 Views 463 Comments

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

# amnesty - Monday 15 June, 2015

Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns
# Questions
# Questions

Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns

Jun 15th 2015, 10:03 PM 18,411 Views 88 Comments

Last week Amnesty International called for a more liberal abortion regime in Ireland.

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