KATHMANDU, May 19: FIFA should earmark at least $440m to provide remedy for the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who have suffered human rights abuses in Qatar during preparations for the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said in a new report today, six months ahead of the tournament's opening game.
KATHMANDU, March 29: A report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday alleged that authorities in Nepal continue to use the Electronic Transactions Act 2006 to arbitrarily detain individuals, including journalists.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Amnesty International has urged world leaders not to forget their responsibility to share vaccines to all countries as Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccines administered worldwide.
Issuing a joint press statement on Friday, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) said that the independence and integrity of the judiciary in Nepal is being jeopardized by the crisis at its Supreme Court. In an unprecedented move, 18 out of 19 justices have refused to sit on Supreme Court benches unless Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana steps down.
KATHMANDU, July 17: On International Criminal Justice Day, which marks the historic adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over two decades ago, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and Amnesty International Nepal (AI Nepal) have called on the Government of Nepal to urgently ratify the Statute.
KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepal’s politicians must set aside their differences and take decisive action in the coming weeks to save thousands of lives as the country endures a deadly second wave of COVID-19, said Amnesty International (AI) in a new briefing published on Monday.
KATHMANDU, May 13: Amnesty International (AI) has urged governments across South Asia to immediately address healthcare shortages and urgently strengthen their healthcare systems to respond to the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the region.
KATHMANDU, March 22: Ahead of qualification matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Amnesty International has called on FIFA to use its leverage with the Qatari authorities to help end the abuse of migrant workers.
KATHMANDU, March 18: Prisoners around the world have been forgotten during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Amnesty International, as prisons have faced systemic challenges to prevent the spread of the virus, with control measures leading to serious human rights violations. The organization is calling for the millions of people languishing in overcrowded cells to be included in national vaccination roll-outs.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Qatari authorities have taken a significant step toward protecting migrant workers by passing two laws which could strike at the heart of the abusive kafala system, but full implementation remains key if the country aims to truly end labor exploitation, the Amnesty International said in a press release on Monday.
KATHMANDU, July 21: The Amnesty International (AI) has urged the Nepali authorities to immediately halt the forced eviction of Chepang Indigenous people from their settlements and ensure those responsible for the destruction of ten homes are held accountable.
KATHMANDU, April 16: The Amnesty International has said the authorities in Qatar rounded up and expelled dozens of Nepali migrant workers after telling them they were being taken to be tested for COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, March 26: As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International (AI) calls on the authorities in the region to put human rights at the heart of their responses and intensify efforts to protect marginalized and vulnerable groups at higher risk, including daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers and prisoners.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Four international human rights organizations International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International on Saturday expressed their serious concerns over the recent steps taken by the government claiming them to be a serious setback on Nepal’s transitional justice process.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Amnesty International (AI) has asked Nepal’s parliament to amend the Information Technology (IT) bill in conformity with the international standards and ensure that the law is not used to criminalize the peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Nepali parliament must amend the Information Technology Bill (IT Bill) to bring into line with international standards and ensure that the law is not used to criminalize the peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International stated in a press release on Thursday.
DOHA, Sept 19: Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms intended to improve worker rights, a report from Amnesty International said on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal must strengthen its new legislation on the right to housing, keep its promise to prevent homelessness and ensure safe and adequate housing for all, Amnesty International said here on Thursday.
May 3: Amnesty International Nepal (Amnesty Nepal) has urged the government to ensure press freedom both in law and practice allowing journalists an independent and autonomous working environment to practice their profession.
BEIRUT, April 26: The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, hundreds more than the number the U.S.-led coalition claims over the entire four-year campaign against IS, Amnesty International and a London-based watchdog group said Thursday.
LONDON, Nov 8: On Wednesday, Amnesty International expressed concern over “imminent” execution of 12 Shiites who are currently under the direct control of a security body which reports directly to Saudi Arabia’s king.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Amnesty International, an organization that advocates for ending abuse of human rights, on Wednesday lauded Qatar's new law that partially scraps the 'exit permit' which earlier prevented migrant workers from leaving the country without their employer's permission.