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.
Smartphones have up to 30 rare metals in them - many of which are extracted under inhuman conditions, says Amnesty International. Pressure is increasing on producers to reveal their supply chains and ensure fair working conditions in the extraction of the elements. Apple is leading the way.
Amnesty International publishes its annual statistics on the death penalty, which has been completely abolished in only 104 of 198 countries. It remains extremely difficult to obtain verifiable data for the People's Republic of China. The Chinese government treats executions as a state secret. There are official statistics, but they are believed to be heavily sugarcoated.
Thousands still die by capital punishment worldwide, according to an Amnesty International report. One US state is planning to carry out a number of executions in a fast-track procedure due to a drug's expiration date.
Amnesty International notes an alarming deteriorating of the human rights situation in many countries. That is partly due to a global trend towards more aggressive and more divisive politics. The way Donald Trump deals with critics and the media sets a really bad example in this respect. Principles of human dignity and equality under assault worldwide, as AI's Tirana Hassan explains.
The rights group has reported 23 instances of torture committed by security officials. Tunisia's prime minister is to meet with Germany's Angela Merkel this week to discuss a deportation deal for rejected asylum-seekers.
Egyptian authorities have raided and shuttered the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture in Cairo. The center had documented alleged human rights abuses and treated torture victims.