Women, men and children could freeze to death as arctic weather sweeps across the Greek islands. Trapped in squalid detention camps, refugees are surviving in flimsy tents as temperatures plummet below zero. Call on the President of European Commission to move people to a safe place on the mainland now.
More than 5,000 people have been murdered through President Duterte's ‘war on drugs’ since July. It's unclear how many of them may have actually been connected to the drugs trade. The president has emboldened police and gangs to lawlessly execute without any kind of justice or retribution.
Imagine having to represent yourself in court. Now imagine you’re fighting for custody of your child in a legal system you don’t understand. This is reality for thousands of people across the UK every year. Government cuts to legal aid are denying you your right to access justice – and vulnerable people are being hit hardest.
Violence. Vandalism. Assaults. In recent months, reports of hate crimes in the UK have increased. Local leaders must condemn these actions immediately and do everything in their power to make people safe and welcome.
We’ve uncovered horrific evidence that the Sudanese government has used chemical attacks and military assaults against its own people in Darfur. We’re determined to expose the full scale of these crimes, but we need your help. Join our online investigators now to search satellite imagery for remote villages and evidence of attacks.
Baby Whitney and 9-year-old Harry are some of the latest victims of a growing brutal trend: they were abducted and murdered for their body parts, because they were born with albinism.
Thousands more people are at risk of being hunted for their bones and body parts, to be used in witchcraft. Call on the government to protect them.
There is a near-total ban on abortion in Northern Ireland, even in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality. Women face life imprisonment for a health service freely provided on the NHS everywhere else in the UK. This Victorian-era law must be brought into the 21st century.
The Human Rights Act protects the fundamental rights we all have as human beings, and allows us to challenge authorities if they violate them.
Don’t let universal freedoms turn into privileges for a chosen few. Call on Justice Secretary Liz Truss to save the Human Rights Act.
Devastating air strikes, led by Saudi Arabia, have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians and destroyed homes, schools and hospitals. Meanwhile, the UK government has been providing weapons to those committing these horrific war crimes. Call on Boris Johnson to end these arms sales.
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