Human Rights Updates

July 20, 2018

No crime justifies the death sentence

Following Kenya’s High Court sentencing of Ruth Kamande to death for killing her boyfriend, Amnesty International Kenya’s Executive Director, Irungu Houghton, said: We are concerned that […]
July 12, 2018

Kenyan Authorities and Business Must Uphold Human Rights

The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights is urging the authorities in Kenya to turn ideals set out in the 2010 national constitution […]
July 2, 2018

Call for Nominations: Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHILD AND YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD DAY OF GENERAL DISCUSSION: “PROTECTING AND […]
May 29, 2018

Tragic loss of Gaëtan Mootoo, Amnesty International’s West Africa Researcher

The Amnesty International movement is deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden death of our colleague Gaëtan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who had been with […]
May 25, 2018

One woman’s relentless fight for human rights amid threats and reprisals

Women human rights defenders face an elevated risk of being attacked because of their human rights work, particularly those who are unaffiliated to any institution. Wanjeri […]

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