News

Sri Lanka: The conflict’s legacy of impunity endures

19 May 2017
On the eighth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict, Amnesty International calls on the government to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and ensure that any legislation it introduces to replace it meets international standards.

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

16 May 2017
Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.

Amnesty India and Mumbai Division of Western Railway launch 5-year women’s safety campaign

15 May 2017
Thousands of women commuters on local trains in Mumbai will soon receive information about how to report sexual violence and harassment, through a campaign run by Amnesty International India and the Mumbai Division of Western Railway.

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Blogs

Manipur: In the waiting room of justice

17 May 2017
“They don’t trust families. They don’t trust local judges”, a Manipuri researcher who didn’t want to be named, told me.

Amnesty International Global Report ‘Death Sentences & Executions 2016’

11 April 2017
Our Annual Death Penalty report is out! Amnesty International recorded significantly higher numbers of death sentences imposed in India when compared to previous year.

Amnesty International India submission on The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

05 April 2017
Amnesty International India welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 to the Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment.

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Successes

Pretrial Detention - Impacts and Successes

Amnesty International India has, as a part of the advocacy work on this project, engaged with the Executive, Prisons Department and the Judiciary since June 2013 resulting in some significant impacts and successes.

5 undertrial prisoners Amnesty International India helped release

Case stories of 5 undertrial prisoners who had spent considerable time in prisons without a

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