Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP


Here's where the hard work, the research, the campaigning and the letter-writing pays off. Every year survivors of human rights abuses thank us for our work. They show that, together, we make a difference.

A protest sign reads 'we stand together' on an Indigenous flag background. © Amnesty International

Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

Justice targets are crucial to ending the high rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia.

Phyoe Phyoe Aung and her partner. © BayBay

Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung has been released!

In a huge victory for human rights, an activist jailed for helping organise a student protest has been released.

A young Syrian refugee. © Flickr / Freedom House

Australia offers protection to 12,000 Syrian refugees

Important first step to address the biggest global refugee crisis since WW2.

Good news

Damaging Northern Territory bail laws defeated!

Great news from the NT! Our supporters really stepped up to ensure that independent MPs did not support the government’s damaging plans to lock up more kids before they have even been to trial.

Nauru: New criminal law is welcome improvement on human rights

Amnesty International welcomes Nauru's new Crimes Act 2016, which makes the death penalty no longer applicable under law, decriminalises same-sex sexual activity, allows abortions carried out by medical professionals, and criminalises marital rape.

Woman tortured by police is released from prison after four years

A judge’s decision to acquit mother of two Yecenia Armenta Graciano and release her from prison on 7 June 2016 in northern Mexico brings an end to four long years of injustice.

Good news: Father Nguyen Van Ly released

Vietnamese human rights defender and Catholic priest, Father Nguyen Van Ly, has been released from prison – months ahead of his expected release date.

Argentina: Historic Operation Condor ruling great step forward for truth and justice

The sentencing of a former Argentinean military leader for his role in hundreds of enforced disappearances in the context of a region-wide intelligence operation must open the door to further investigations to bring all those responsible to justice.

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