Amnesty in Action

“Every human being deserves to be given a fair go” - Watch


Women and children gather on the Turkish border following fighting in Syria in September 2014 © ORHAN CICEK / ANADOLU AGENCY

Global response to atrocities by states and armed groups ‘shameful and ineffective’

25 February 2015
Our 2014/15 Annual Report details the catastrophic year for millions caught up in violence.

Vigils have been held across Australia calling for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. © Amnesty International

Indonesia: Halt imminent executions of 11 people

19 February 2015
Open letter to Indonesia's President highlights human rights breaches

This man was beaten for taking part in a Pride march in Russia. © AFP / Olga Maltseva

Amnesty ‘Pocket Protests’ for PRIDE at Sydney Mardi Gras

18 February 2015
Pocket protest network launched to fight for LGBTQI rights.

View all news


Perth Children's Court © Private

Three strikes and you’re out: mandatory sentencing in WA

24 February 2015
Amnesty's Julian Cleary explains the impact mandatory sentencing will have on young people in WA.

A Syrian Kurdish man hugs his child as he crosses into Turkey in September 2014 © Elif Ozturk / Anadolu Agency

Annual Report 2014/15: the state of the world’s human rights

25 February 2015
With the launch of our latest Annual Report, we give you a snapshot of the state of human rights in 2014/15.

Abdal's youngest daughter © Hamish Gregory / Amnesty International

Refugees: Seeking something like paradise

23 February 2015
An intimate look at those at the centre of Australia’s refugee debate.

View all blogs

What's on

International Women’s Day Event

Where: Shepparton, VIC
When: Saturday 7 March, 12 pm

Mardi Gras Parade 2015

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Saturday 7 March, 7:30–10:30 pm

Human Rights at Seaside Fair

Where: Bermagui, ACT
When: Saturday 14 March, 10 am

View all events


Claudia Medina, 43, has been cleared of all charges after being tortured into a false confession in Mexico. © Amnesty International

Good news: Claudia Medina Tamariz cleared of all charges

11 February 2015
All charges have been dropped against Claudia Medina Tamariz, a survivor of torture in Mexico

View all successes