Human Rights: Everything you need to know

There’s a lot happening in the world. Amnesty International has members and offices in every part of the world, with experts and researchers producing up-to-the-minute data and groundbreaking reports.

Here, you’ll find out more about breaking news, stories we’re following, reports we’re releasing, and what’s trending on social media.


Together, through the power of grassroots activism, we’ve freed thousands of people who were imprisoned because of who they are or what they believe, and we’ve changed laws around the world that affect millions of people. For example, a Turkish court granted conditional release to 10 human rights defenders, including the head of Amnesty International’s Turkey office, after being detained for months on bogus charges. We continue the fight to clear their names for good as their trial continues.

Learn more about our victories and search them by region and topic.

Field Stories

Our teams on the ground work alongside local human rights groups and impacted communities. They document the real stories and circumstances behind major human rights issues. For example, we recently documented the dire situation of Muslim Rohingya refugees attempting to flee violent attacks in Myanmar.

Learn more about other field stories and people directly affected by human rights abuses around the world.


We provide up-to-the-minute information and expertise for the media and the public on human rights issues in the United States and around the world.

For example, we work with major national media outlets to provide data about human rights abuses and personal stories that illustrate broader issues.

Visit our media center for our latest press releases, reports, and other resources.