Bill C-24, the federal government’s proposed amendments to the Citizenship Act, has serious human rights flaws, says Amnesty International. The proposed legislation would give the federal government new powers to revoke Canadian citizenship in some cases when individuals are convicted of...
June 10, 2014
Joint Press Release
Indigenous peoples and human rights groups say that a new United Nations report on Canada’s human rights record should be a wake-up call for all Canadians. The UN Human Rights Committee, which regularly reviews whether states are living up to their obligations under the binding...
July 16, 2015
Ahead of tomorrow’s deadline for the US to submit their appeal against the UK decision not to extradite Julian Assange, Amnesty International USA have added their voice to a letter sent to the US Department of Justice calling on President Biden to drop charges against the Wikileaks founder. The...
February 11, 2021
The UK Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of two Niger Delta communities who are seeking justice for environmental damage caused by Shell (Okpabi et al vs Royal Dutch Shell et al). The Court found that the Ogale and Bille communities can bring their legal claims for clean-up and...
February 12, 2021
Today, the Belarusian authorities visibly stepped up their crackdown against civil society organizations and independent media with mass raids and interrogations of leading human rights defenders, journalists and trade union leaders. Responding to the escalating reprisals against dissenters, Aisha...
February 16, 2021