Blogs

Three decades of Impunity

Three decades of Impunity

22/03/2017

In November 2014, on the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh massacre, Amnesty International India launched a public campaign demanding justice for the victims and survivors of an outrage that shook India’s conscience. Since then, the campaign has received the support of over six lakh people, mostly from Punjab and Delhi.

USA: Baby left stranded a world away from her family amid Trump’s chaotic Muslim ban

USA: Baby left stranded a world away from her family amid Trump’s chaotic Muslim ban

10/03/2017

It was an excruciating choice that no family should ever have to make. Should they stay together with their two young daughters and miss perhaps their only chance to escape the horrors of war, or should they make a break for freedom but leave their year-old baby behind in a foreign land half-way around the world?

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Afghanistan

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Afghanistan

28/02/2017

The intensifying conflict resulted in widespread human rights violations and abuses. Thousands of civilians were killed, injured or displaced in the violence, while ongoing insecurity restricted access to education, health and other services.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Sri Lanka

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Sri Lanka

24/02/2017

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Head of state and government: Maithripala Sirisena Sri Lanka continued to pursue commitments to deliver accountability for alleged crimes under international law, although the process was slow.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Nepal

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Nepal

24/02/2017

Tens of thousands of people continued to be denied the right to adequate housing and other human rights following the 2015 earthquake. Marginalized groups expressed dissatisfaction with constitutional amendments, on the grounds that they did not address discriminatory clauses. The use of torture and unnecessary or excessive force against protesters in the Tarai region were not effectively investigated. There was little progress on justice for the grave human rights violations committed during t