Robust means needed to act against child labour: Amnesty

With Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Peace Prize win bringing the focus on rights of children in India, a leading rights group has called for robust means to act against child labour saying merely banning it is not a solution.

Amnesty asks Pakistan to protect minority communities

Global rights watchdog Amnesty International has asked Pakistan to bring those responsible for the killing of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy, to justice.

Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: Amnesty

Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country.

Amnesty hails Malala, Satyarthi Nobel Peace Prize win

Amnesty International on Friday hailed the Nobel Peace Prize committee's decision of recognising the children's rights work by Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai who jointly shared the Nobel Peace Prize honours for 2014.

Ruckus in J&K Assembly over amnesty to stone pelters

There was ruckus in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Tuesday as the opposition PDP legislators disturbed the proceedings of the house, demanding discussion on cases registered against stone pelters in the Valley.

Cairo condemns stadium execution of Egyptian in Libya

Cairo: Egypt on Saturday condemned the public execution in a Libyan football stadium of one of its nationals, reportedly by jihadists, and urged the international community to help restore security there.

Amnesty slams US over civilian deaths in Afghanistan

The report said it had gathered evidence of "a deeply flawed US military justice system that cements a culture of impunity" in dealing with Afghan civilian deaths and injuries caused in NATO coalition operations since 2001.

Frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools: Amnesty

The rape of a six-year-old student in a private school in Bangalore has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence and other abuse, Amnesty International India said on Saturday.

India must review laws to check crime against women: Amnesty

India must commit to extensive reforms to uphold women`s rights, Amnesty International has suggested to a UN committee which is reviewing implementation of law and policies related to discrimination and violence against women across the globe.

Amnesty demands Dow appear in court in Bhopal gas leak case

Amnesty International has called on the Dow Chemical Company to appear before a Bhopal court this week to explain why its subsidiary Union Carbide Company repeatedly ignored summons in the 1984 gas leak case.

Egypt death sentence ruling a `big step backwards`: Amnesty

Rights group Amnesty on Saturday strongly criticised a decision by an Egyptian court to confirm death sentences for more than 180 Islamists, accusing the judiciary of losing "any semblance of impartiality".

A `gift` from the President: Bashar al-Assad declares amnesty for Syria prisoners

In what a Syrian lawmaker termed a “gift from the President”, the recently triumphant Bashar al-Assad announced a general amnesty for all crimes committed before June 9, 2014, reported state news agency (SANA).

Uzbek prison Amnesty frees more than 3,000

Uzbekistan has released more than 3,000 prisoners under an Amnesty granted to nearly 70,000 people, the prosecutor-general of Central Asia`s most populous state said on Tuesday.

Torture is a fact of life in Asian countries: Amnesty

Torture is a fact of life in countries across Asia, including in India, Pakistan and China, a human rights body claimed today, calling for "concrete action" against the "endemic" problem.

Amnesty claims Nigerian military ignored schoolgirl kidnap warning

Nigeria`s military was warned of an attack on a school at which more than 200 girls were abducted by Islamists but failed to take action, Amnesty International claimed on Friday.

Amnesty International demands release of journalists in Myanmar

Amnesty International (AI) has asked the Myanmar authorities to release at least six journalists arrested this year and described as being prisoners of conscience.

Amnesty welcomes Supreme Court`s transgender verdict

A millions lives would improve thanks to Supreme Court of India`s recognition of transgender people`s human rights, a right body has said.

J&K govt will not grant amnesty to any terrorist or militant: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said there is no proposal under consideration by the state government to grant amnesty to any militant and terrorist or any person involved in any heinous crime.

Ukraine announces amnesty for protesters in opposition win

Ukraine announced on Sunday that protesters arrested in anti-government unrest rocking the country would be granted an amnesty, in a minor victory for the opposition after it ended its occupation of Kiev city hall.

Over 1800 youths granted amnesty in stone-pelting cases in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said 1811 youths were granted amnesty in stone-pelting cases registered in 2010-11 in the state.