Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa  holding a picture of their brother Ibrahim  who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friends and family of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, awaiting trial in Egypt, staged a vigil outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Saturday afterno(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is to ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment in a landmark case taken by the State over alleged torture by Brit(...)

Pictured at the ‘Hooded Men’ Amnesty press conference in Dublin. From left: Micheal Donnelly, Patrick Mc Nally Brian Turley, Gerry McKerr, Francis Mc Guigan, Joe Clarke, Jim Auld, Front (from left): Kevin Hannaway, Liam Shannon and Colm O’Gorman (standing sideways). Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Amnesty International has called on the Government to press for the re-opening of a key European case on the alleged use of torture in Northern Ire(...)

Beatriz who almost died waiting for permission to terminate a pregnancy that could have killed her. Photograph: Amnesty International

Punitive anti-abortion laws in El Salvador, which have resulted in women and girls serving long prison sentences and seen child rape victims forced(...)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Amnesty International claims to have discovered “gruesome evidence” of ethnic cleansing by the Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq. The human rig(...)

Palestinians rest outside destroyed homes in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The US “will have more blood on its hands” if it continues to supply weapons to Israel for the Gaza conflict, the executive director of Amnesty Intern(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)

 Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, said that “as disturbing as the ‘Tuam babies’ case is, it must not be viewed in isolation.”   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Amnesty Internationl has called for an “urgent investigation” by the Government into “past child abuse in state-run and sponsored institutions” in Ire(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for the reopening of the 1970s ‘Hooded Men’ case. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has called for the reopening of the 1970s case alleging torture by the British government against the so-called Hooded(...)

Amnesty International Ireland directory Colm O’Gorman said Government departments should  place people’s rights at the centre of spending decisions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government should commit to holding a referendum to insert economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, Amnesty International has sai(...)