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Victory
February 28, 2013

We Did It! A Victory for VAWA

Great news! Congress passes a real Violence Against Women Act that will help protect ALL women from violence.

Recent Victories

November 23, 2011

The Governor of Oregon has blocked an imminent execution -- which would have been the first in this US state since 1997 and only the third since 1962 -- and said that he will allow no further executions while he is governor.

August 30, 2011

Amnesty was out in force combating former Vice President Dick Cheney's disinformation campaign, demonstrating at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC and the Today Show in New York City.

August 26, 2011
A US trial court has transferred a murder trial involving a 13-year-old to juvenile court, avoiding a possible violation of international law.
August 25, 2011

On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown’s case to a juvenile court for trial. This decision removes the risk of 13-year-old Jordan Brown being sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Such a sentence, when imposed on anyone under 18 years old at the time of the crime, violates international law.