Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights. It was founded in London in 1961.
Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture". DW's coverage of Amnesty International is collated below.
Rights group AI has published a damning report into measures taken by the Law and Justice government that have weakened the rule of law in Poland. In particular it called on Warsaw to respect the right to free assembly.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking a jail term of up to 15 years for Peter Steudtner who was arrested there three months ago. Thousands of people have been rounded up and imprisoned amid Ankara's post-coup crackdown.
It’s more than 25 years since the start of the war in Bosnia but the scars are still very present for many. Notably for more than 20,000 survivors of sexual violence who have been systematically denied justice since the end of the war in 1995. That's according to a new report by Amnesty International highlighting the needs of many of these women. We hear from AI’s Todor Gardos.
A Turkish court's decision to detain 6 human rights activists, pending trial on terrorism charges, is drawing increasing national and international condemnation. The detentions are part of the ongoing crackdown following last year’s failed coup. One of the jailed, Peter Steudtner, is a German national which has further escalated tensions between Berlin and Ankara. Dorian Jones reports.