Tag Archive | Amnesty International

Amnesty Welcomes Marriage Equality Law in Isle of Man

Amnesty Welcomes Marriage Equality Law in Isle of Man

Amnesty International has welcomed the new marriage equality law in the Isle of Man, which came into effect last Friday 22nd July, enabling same-sex couples to get married. Northern Ireland is the only region of the United Kingdom where a ban on same-sex marriage is still in force, despite majority public support for equal marriage.

Tunisia: Six Gay Men Sentenced To Three Years

Tunisia: Six Gay Men Sentenced To Three Years

The jailing of six Tunisian men sentenced to three years in prison for sodomy is a shocking example of deep-rooted state sanctioned discrimination against LGBTI people in the country, said Amnesty International on 14 December. The men, some of them university students, appeared to have been convicted following anal examinations. Such tests are considered by […]

NI: NY Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell Gives Marriage Equality Address At Ulster University

NI: NY Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell Gives Marriage Equality Address At Ulster University

New York State Assembly member, Daniel J. O’Donnell, delivered a keynote address, entitled “Marriage Equality: How The US Was Won” in Ulster University, Belfast, Friday last, 9th October, on how the campaign for marriage equality was won in the United States. This was followed by a panel discussion to draw out lessons for Northern Ireland. […]

Joint Letter to the President of Ukraine on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Grounds of Non-Discrimination in the Constitution

Joint Letter to the President of Ukraine on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Grounds of Non-Discrimination in the Constitution

Three human rights organisations, Amnesty International, Freedom House and Human Rights Watch, have written a joint letter to the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, urging him to provide for non-discrimination for LGBT people in the new constitution, dated August 4th. The latest draft of the new constitution does not specifically include the mention of sexual […]

NI: Belfast Rally For Marriage Equality 13th June

NI: Belfast Rally For Marriage Equality 13th June

The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families welcomed the ‘Yes’ vote in the Republic’s marriage equality referendum. Speaking on the result, John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project said: ‘We are all simply elated at this stunning, landslide victory for our sisters and brothers […]

Malaysia: Anwar Verdict Will Have Chilling Effect On Freedom Of Expression – Amnesty Int.

Malaysia: Anwar Verdict Will Have Chilling Effect On Freedom Of Expression – Amnesty Int.

A Malaysian court’s decision to uphold a conviction against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and to hand him a five-year prison sentence is an oppressive ruling that will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said. Malaysia’s Federal Court, the highest court in the country, today upheld the decision of […]

TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It

TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It

Yesterday, the Committee Stage debate on Gender Recognition Bill 2014 began in Seanad Éireann. During the debate, Senators from across the house joined in proposing amendments which broadly focused on the areas of review processes, child protection, and the pathologisation of trans identities.