24 Jan 2020
Amnesty International issued a statement in respond to the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take “provisional measures” to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community.
20 Jan 2020
Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to stop instrumentalizing the legal process to intimidate and harass the leaders and members of the Future Forward party, as the country’s Constitutional Court prepares to deliver a judgment on 21 January 2020 on a judicial case that could see the party banned and its leaders prosecuted. The spate of prosecutions targeting the party appear to be in clear retaliation for activities of the party that fall within the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
26 Dec 2019
Amnesty International calls for an end to judicial harassment of the political opposition, human rights defenders and activists in Thailand, as authorities began new criminal proceedings against members of the Future Forward Party and activists because of their recent peaceful protests.
16 Dec 2019
On the seventh anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, 88 organizations urge the Lao and Thai governments to investigate enforced disappearances, and demand Vientiane finally reveal Sombath’s whereabouts and ensure justice for him and his family.
8 Nov 2019
Cambodian authorities should stop pressuring neighbouring governments to harass, intimidate, arrest and detain Cambodian citizens with links to the outlawed political opposition, Amnesty International said today (7 November).
17 Sep 2019
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement of school-children have been honoured with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019, the human rights organization announced today.
4 Sep 2019
The announcement that the remains of Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, a Karen rights activist, have been located, bringing a sad end to years of uncertainty for his family. This development should lead to a renewed focus on identifying the perpetrator(s) of his apparent enforced disappearance and bringing them to justice, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Amnesty International today (4 September).
4 Sep 2019
The Thai government must urgently pass a draft law to address the heinous crimes of torture and enforced disappearances, after amending it to comply with Thailand’s international law obligations, Amnesty International said today (30 August), the International Day of the Disappeared.
31 Aug 2019
On the International Day of the Disappeared (30 August), former human rights commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit published an open letter to the government, parliament, and other relevant agencies calling for the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Bill to be presented to the elected House of Representatives for re-consideration.
23 Aug 2019
With the threat of returns to Myanmar once again looming over Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Amnesty International warned that Rakhine State remains unsafe while those responsible for atrocities continue to evade justice. The clearest sign comes from the refugees themselves, as no one on an initial repatriation list agreed to by Bangladesh and Myanmar was willing to move forward with the process on 22 August, the day returns were slated to begin.
1 Aug 2019
On 30 July, the USA chapter of Amnesty International (AI) wrote an open letter to Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, in advance of his trip to Thailand to attend the ASEAN ministerial meetings.
27 Jun 2019
Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Sadly, torture remains rife in many countries. And more than sixty years after torture was outlawed internationally, gruesome torture equipment is still being openly marketed and traded around the world. At glitzy arms and security fairs, governments can browse stalls selling equipment whose sole purpose is to cause pain and fear. An export ban in the EU has made this trade more difficult in recent years, but there is still no international agreement to ban tools of torture.